Hafa Adai

Hafa adai! Or “Hello” in Chamorro, the native language of Guam. I just got back from the US territory of Guam and loved working in such a beautiful place with it’s own set of unique challenges. We spoke with local emergency medicine physician Gabriel David to hear about practicing in an isolated island where many can’t or don’t seek medical care until really ill, and start chewing betel nut at 7-8 years old.  

What atypical places have you  practiced in?  Share your experiences with us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or online at ucdavisem.com/em-pulse.

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Dr. Julia Magana, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Gabriel David, Emergency Medicine Physician Guam Regional Medical City and Guam SDA Urgent Care Clinic


Areca Nut (Betel nut)


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions. for audio production services.

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