Correction in Yesterday’s Web Link

University of Costa Rica

I was trying to link to the University of Costa Rica medical school and when I googled it the paid ad of a private medical school here came up first and that was the link I used. Sorry! The above link is to the real university website and you can drill down to the medical school or other information about the university. And I just corrected my original post. Money rules even on Google searches! Where you can pay to be listed first!    🙂

Renown medical journal
University of Costa Rica

The university medical school does a twice a year medical research journal called Revista Médica that is well-respected throughout the Americas. And of course they train most of the doctors in Costa Rica along with a few other Latin American medical schools like UCIMED I mistakenly linked to yesterday and a few medical schools in other countries, including the USA.

Most doctors here work for salary through the government health plan where no patient is turned down because of “pre-existing conditions” and there is not expensive co-pay like in the states. The outstanding single-payer healthcare services here contribute to Costa Rica having a healthier population than the United States. And I think the relaxed, happier, pura vida attitude helps too! It is a great, healthy place to live!

Donated My Body Today!

Today I took the bus to San Jose and from bus station a taxi to the University of Costa Rica on the east side of San Jose in the San Pedro community. I went to the Medical School Faculty Building, 3rd floor, to the Anatomy Department. The nicest ladies prepared documents and a wallet card for me and served as witnesses to notarize the official document. Now if I die in Costa Rica, which is my plan, my body will go to the medical school for research or study and no family member or friend has to worry about my body at death. And I have contributed to science!

Some of you know that in Nashville I had the very same arrangements made with Vanderbilt University Medical School, but you have to die within 100 miles of the school to be accepted there. Not likely now, though if for whatever reason I would be in Nashville at the time of my death, it will still work there and not for Costa Rica.

University of Costa Rica

How to Donate Your Body to Science