Archive for March, 2012

INMED Intensive Courses – See One. Do One. Teach One

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 |

What makes for effective medical education? In the clinical setting we often speak of, “See one. Do one. Teach one.” It’s learning via role modeling, active participation, and skill transfer. Enter the INMED International Medicine and Public Health Intensive Courses… Just days ago we concluded the fifth round of these courses. Hours of lectures? Worse […]

What Will Be Your Legacy?

Sunday, March 4th, 2012 |

It is human nature to step up to a challenge. What challenge will you choose? It is also human nature to defend. Whom will you defend? Most all of us in healthcare have dreamed of doing something bold. Why don’t we follow through? Here’s the reasons I hear most often: “I don’t know those diseases, […]

My Children Cry “We Will Die”

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 |

  “Theirs is unbearable pain: mothers and fathers recounting their helplessness to alleviate the hunger of their children – hunger often compounded by the rigors of malaria, breathlessness of pneumonia, and lethargy of prolonged malnutrition. I scramble to offer assistance, but there is no end to their need. The difficulty is knowing how to help […]