Touring a Mensa Kitchen

Touring a Mensa Kitchen

We had the opportunity to visit the Mensa, a college cafeteria not far from the Kent State University Florence campus. The building was covered in graffiti, had raggedy couches lining the outside walls and seemed to be deserted. We had no idea what to expect. Inside,...

Museo Biomedical in Careggi Hospital

We visited the pathological wax museum, Museo Biomedical in Careggi Hospital, the main hospital in Florence. Michaelangelo’s art students used to assist physicians in understanding the human body by examining corpses, along with fetal specimens, and replicating them...
Long Weekend Adventures

Long Weekend Adventures

While attending the Florence Health Institute, we have enjoyed long weekends every week which has allowed us to travel and explore. Our first weekend in Italy was very eventful! Half of our group traveled to Cinque Terre, while the other half chose to visit Viareggio,...
Exploring Siena, Italy

Exploring Siena, Italy

During our second week of classes, we took a field trip to Siena where we stopped at the VisMederi lab, the Duomo, and the Santa Maria Della Scala. At the lab, we heard two lectures, one from Professor Montomoli and another from Dr. Sindhiya Jan. Professor Montomoli...
Field Trip to Poggibonsi Hospital

Field Trip to Poggibonsi Hospital

During our first week of classes in Italy, the Florence Health Institute students traveled to a public hospital in Poggibonsi. While we were visiting, we met with Dr. Benaim, the hospital’s urologist, who gave a presentation on the healthcare system of Italy....