Patrick Salemme, an anthropology and pre-health studies major studied abroad during his junior year in Puebla, Mexico, where he used his fluent Spanish to shadow Mexican physicians and learn about the Mexican healthcare system. In summer 2013, he spent 10 weeks working in rural clinics and organizing medical campaigns with VivePerú on a Kellogg summer internship. With plans to make assisting communities develop sustainable healthcare systems his career, Salemme will attend medical school following his year in Mexico.

As an International Development Fellow, Salemme will join Partners In Health (PIH), which works around the world to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. He will work with PIH affiliate Compañeros En Salud, which is building a primary health care model of excellence in rural Chiapas, Mexico, to assist with a community health worker research study. This fellowship builds on the Kellogg Institute’s close ties to Partners in Health, which was the 2011 recipient of the Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity.

Patrick is a 2014 Kellogg Institute International Development Fellowship Recipient.