You are probably wondering with all the financial support I got..where did it all go? Well, as that I was not home all the time I had to set up dependable after school care for my kids, at which I spent 9 thousand dollars on this for one year. I also had to have my appendicts surgically removed and I spent a lot of money on gas traveling to and from school. I am thankful that I had wonderful and amazing friends who let me crash at their homes in Albuquerque during clinical and block classes, because I don't know how I would have done it without them. UNM is one of the best midwifery schools in the nation and one of the reasons why is that it focuses on training midwifery students to provide care in rural settings. Which means, 2 out of the 3 clinical sites had to be out of the city. As a student in this program, that means we had to find places to live at each clinical site and pay out of our own pockets for housing, food and gas. Just to give you an idea where we could be sent for this on site training, here is a list of some of the places...Los Alamos, Las Cruces, Belen, Socorro, Shiprock, Gallup..NM. Texas, Arizona (Fort Defiance, Chinle, Tuba City)....and out east at a birth center.
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