Volunteering Abroad: International Health and Medicine

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Fire-fightin’ outdoorsy health guru Ty Kelly ’14 invites you:

Join us for an exciting discussion on volunteering abroad in the field of medicine.

Recently returned from a year in Rwanda, Dr. Cliff O’Callahan, MD, PhD is a pediatrician and faculty member with Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Residency Program and former Chair of American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health. He will talk about the kinds of questions you should ask yourself before choosing when, where, how and with what kind of organization to volunteer or work abroad.

Before joining the faculty of the Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Program, Dr. O’Callahan spent three years working in a rural region of Guatemala. He continues to work in community-based medicine in Sayaxche, Guatemala, training local health workers and midwives, and has been instrumental in setting up a partnership between the provincial hospital in Sayaxche and Middlesex Hospital. He will be joined by Steffani Campbell ’13, who recently spent several months volunteering in Sayaxche.

Anyone considering the field of public health and/or work in international health/medicine should find this an inspiring and thought-provoking evening.  There will also be time for Q&A. Please join us for cookies and fruit and good conversation.

This event is co-sponsored by Students for Sayaxche and the Career Center.

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115