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A Practical Guide to Global Medical Volunteerism

A Practical Guide to Global Medical Volunteerism

Host: Jennifer Shu, MD

Guest: Parminder Suchdev, MD, MPH

The health of people around the world is frequently said to be a global responsibility, one that is shared and often spearheaded by medical professionals in the United States. How can we help to build sustainable international medical projects? And what practical, financial and ethical issues must be considered before undertaking these endeavors? Dr. Parminder Suchdev, assistant professor of pediatrics and global health at Emory University and a medical epidemiologist in the nutrition branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, guides us through the experience of medical volunteerism overseas. How do you ensure that your efforts fulfill both your expectations and those of the community in which you serve? Further, what can you do to make certain that your work will be continued once you have returned home? Dr. Jennifer Shu hosts.