NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Tulane medical student working in Haiti is recovering after being wounded in an armed robbery Thursday.
According to Marc Kahn Sr., associate dean for admissions and student affairs at the Tulane School of Medicine, Bhumi Patel was shot in the hand and chest in Port au Prince on June 23.
Patel, along with eight other students, were in Haiti as part of a School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine maternal and child health program in Petionville, a town just outside of Port au Prince.
Patel was flown from Haiti to a hospital in Miami and is stable condition.
"She has been able to communicate with her family and appears to be in relatively good spirits,"said Kahn.
Patel responded through Facebook everyone who had reached out and wished her well to let them know she is recovering.
"Thank you everybody for your kind messages and support," she said. "I'm sorry I won't be able to reply to each one individually, but I am extremely grateful to be alive and know each one of you."
The eight other students in the program has left Haiti.
"Tulane is reaching out to the other victim of this terrible crime as well as all students involved in this program in order to ensure their safety and emotional well-being," the e-mail read. "Please keep Bhumi and her fellow students enrolled in this program in your thoughts and prayers."