INMED Grads: Eyes And Your Own Vision
August 6th, 2014 by INMED
John Clements, pictured here at the Boa Vista Eye Center in southern Africa, approached me four years ago about serving via the INMED International Medicine Fellowship. At that time I was also comforting the leaders of Boa Vista over the tremendous challenge of locating a qualified eye specialist. What an encouragement to facilitate Dr. Clements connection with Boa Vista, where over the next 3.5 years he restored sight for thousands, trained Angolan physicians themselves with essential eye surgery skills, and promoted via his extraordinary lifestyle the virtual of giving quality care for people who can least afford to pay for it.
Today INMED continues to assist the Boa Vista Eye Center is locating eye specialist physicians with similar attributes who are animated over the possibility of serving at their location on the coastal city of Benguela in Angola. Will this be a difficulty assignment? Undoubtedly. Will these long-term volunteers be well compensated? In monetary terms, no. But will they be enriched beyond description with professional satisfaction and lifetime friendships. Whom among your colleagues would be interested in exploring this opportunity?