Tulane: Med student shot, wounded in Haiti armed robbery
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University says one of its medical students is recovering after being shot and wounded during an armed robbery in Haiti.
Marc Kahn from the university's medical school said in a statement Friday that the student was shot in the hand and chest in Port au Prince on Thursday.
The student - identified as Bhumi Patel - was being flown to a hospital in Miami. Kahn said she had been able to communicate with her family and seems to be in relatively "good spirits."
Kahn said Patel had finished her first year of medical school and was part of a school program in Haiti to promote maternal and child health.
Eight other Tulane students are enrolled in the program.