An Amazing Experience in Nepal
By Heather Brown, MD     I had an amazing opportunity to spend a month working in the ED at Scheer Memorial Hospital in Banepa, Nepal, during my second year of residency. Scheer is a missionary hospital 30 kilometers outside Kathmandu with a six-bed emergency room open 24 hours a day. The ED was staffed with a mix of seasoned western physicians and young Nepali house staff who were mostly recent medical school graduates. There were plenty of chances to make a serious impact, and I was ready to do just that!   Arriving in Nepal I’ve been passionate about international medicine since I was in co...
Source: Going Global - September 12, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

An Amazing Experience in Nepal
By Heather Brown, MD     I had an amazing opportunity to spend a month working in the ED at Scheer Memorial Hospital in Banepa, Nepal, during my second year of residency. Scheer is a missionary hospital 30 kilometers outside Kathmandu with a six-bed emergency room open 24 hours a day. The ED was staffed with a mix of seasoned western physicians and young Nepali house staff who were mostly recent medical school graduates. There were plenty of chances to make a serious impact, and I was ready to do just that!   Arriving in Nepal I’ve been passionate about international medicine since I was in college, ...
Source: Going Global - September 12, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

A Mission to India, A Changed World View
By Brian Desaulniers, MD   To say that my experiences with the Himalayan Health Exchange (www.himalayanhealth.com) changed my view of the world is an understatement. Spending October 2010 trekking the farthest reaches of the Himalayan Mountains was awe-inspiring and exhausting, but it was worth every moment. My experience began as in interest to participate in an international medicine experience during my final year of residency training at Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center. I had never traveled to a developing country, and I wanted this rotation to allow me to be outdoors, provide strictly clinical care, an...
Source: Going Global - March 8, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs