Destination Poland: Students to study abroad via OUWB Holocaust and Medicine program

Several of the students travelling to Poland via OUWB's Holocaust and Medicine program took time out for a photo during a May 18 send-off dinner.
Several of the students travelling to Poland via OUWB’s Holocaust and Medicine program took time out for a photo during a May 18 send-off dinner.

To gain better understanding and appreciation of where she’s come from — as well as where she is going —Jessica Krone is about to travel 4,500 miles from Michigan.

The OUWB medical student’s destination? Poland.

It has nothing to do with summer vacation, though, nor touring the region’s storied castles, markets, etc.

Instead, Krone will visit central Europe as one of 20 OUWB medical students participating in the school’s Holocaust and Medicine program — a first-of-its-kind learning opportunity for a U.S.-based medical school. (See complete list of participating students in box.)

Krone, who grew up in Canton, Michigan, and earned her undergraduate degree from Oakland University, says her Jewish heritage and her future as a physician compelled her to seek out the opportunity.

“This trip is exactly what I’ve always wanted to do — learn more about the Holocaust and the ethics involved,” she says.

(Only partial stories are posted here with hopes to provide a brief overview and introduction to my most recent work. The full version of this story may be found on the OUWB InMedicine site here.)

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