Hi! My name is Ashley (she/her). I studied abroad in Spain with UF in Vigo as a rising sophomore in Summer 2019. My decision to complete this clinical shadowing internship stemmed from my interest in medicine as well as my fascination with learning about how different healthcare systems operate across the globe. Learning about the implementation of a universal healthcare system has broadened my scope of medicine and encouraged me to pursue a career as a public health advocate and physician. Although there are plentiful clinical opportunities right here in Gainesville, experiencing an entirely different healthcare system has not only deepened my understanding of public health globally, but has helped me gain an outside perspective on the United States healthcare system. The relationships I was able to make with the physicians I was shadowing abroad are invaluable and laid the foundation for pre-medical path here at the University of Florida.