Archive for January, 2015

What Is Causing My Fever Here In China?

Friday, January 30th, 2015 |

  Yesterday I was mentoring these Chinese family medicine resident physicians. During my presentation I suddenly sensed a shaking chill. The weather is extremely cold here in Shenyang, far NE China – about -10 degrees. So I attributed my chill to the walk outside. But then I was struck once more by that bone-rattling sensation, […]

China: Sustainable Healthcare For The Poor

Friday, January 16th, 2015 |

  This daunting challenge is at the forefront of most every healthcare forum, and as it should be. Essential healthcare services, like influenza vaccination and hypertension management, clearly improve life and longevity for relatively low cost. But over the long term, even these costs must be reimbursed. What are the alternatives? One is funding though […]

Global Health Career Decisions: First Select The Ball Park Or The Ball Team?

Friday, January 9th, 2015 |

  In other words, as a person launching your international healthcare career is it better to first choose a particular community to serve, and then select from the available partnering organizations? Or vice versa?   I’ve personally taken both approaches. In the 1980s my main objective was a patient care position in China (the ball […]

From KU to Hainan – INMED Grads In Action

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 |

  His was an intriguing proposal. Tim Stephens, a medical student at Kansas University, approached me about a unique learning opportunity in the city of Shenyang, northeastern China. He selected the right mentor, for years earlier I too studied at the Shanghai Charity Hospital. Through the INMED Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health program […]