Archive for January, 2016

China – INMED’s New Course Venue

Friday, January 29th, 2016 |

  Since 2004 INMED has been providing supervised, formative experiences for healthcare personnel to serve in the world’s poorest communities via locations in twenty-five developing nations, as well as the United States. Accompanying this service-learning are robust courses covering the principles of international medicine and public health. Until now, these courses were offered only at […]

INMED Grad Teaching In Togo, West Africa

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 |

  I met Melissa Friesen in 2011 when she participated in the INMED International Medicine & Public Health Intensive Course in Kansas City. Like most INMED students, I found Melissa to be a person highly motivated to serve the world’s most undervalued people. Just six months later Melissa, a nurse practitioner from Xenia, Ohio, said […]

Kidnaped in West Africa

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 |

  As a new doctor I schemed to volunteer in the world’s most poorest nation: Burkina Faso. Working at a SIM clinic in the village of Piéla, I overheard the MAF pilot mention making a flight to Djibo – a desert outpost in the north. There I met Ken and Joyce Elliot, an Australian couple, […]

Inspired Generosity Surrounding Me

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 |

  I am privileged to enjoy a circle of illustrative individuals; people who are both inspiring and generous. Pictured here is some of their further influence: a sample of the 250 students who received scholarships  to participate in the 10th annual, 2015 INMED Exploring Medical Missions Conference. Who are these mysterious individuals? They number over […]