Medical Students: Get an Education treating Syrian refugees

b_160_0_16777215_00_images_SYR130531aa001.jpegBEIRUT - In a refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, an optometric chart swings in a makeshift school between photographs of a banana and a turtle.

The school has become a medical clinic for the day. Staffed by residents from the American University of Beirut Medical Center, the young doctors are performing check ups on 70 children this morning. The camp holds 280 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 14. The children are among the one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and the clinic offers a chance for them to get medical care and for the residents to get valuable primary-care experience.

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