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Reflections from Thomonde, Haiti: Melissa Hite

By Melissa Hite

Joining Service Learners International (SLI) as a first year in medical school was not an easy decision, as there were many enticing opportunities for that “last summer of life”; however, I valued its foundation as a student-led organization that allowed a deeper level of involvement in the trip planning and also allowed continuity in a global project for the duration of medical school. 

My

MUSC nurse exposes family to mission work in Mombasa, Kenya

By Matthew Husband

Residents of the developed world rarely think about the lower levels of basic need found in Maslow’s Hierarchy. At its nadir, the hierarchy explains a requirement for things like water, food and shelter—physiological maintenance factors - that come easy in higher-income countries. Travel to East Africa, however, and you will see the daily energy expense of meeting these most basic of needs.

New Haiti orthopedic surgery residency rotation and education exchange provides bi-directional training opportunities

You do not need to look beyond the western hemisphere for stories of national resilience in the developing world.

Rudolph Richeme, MD provided an appropriately timed overview of the state of healthcare in Haiti and the unwavering resilience of its people during a lecture as part of a residency rotation and exchange program directed by the South Carolina Orthopedic

Global Health Clinical Elective in Tanzania Block 8 (Feb. 1-26, 2016) RFA

Scholarship and Placement Limited to Two (2) Fourth-Year Medical Students
Application Deadline: August 7, 2015 at 5 pm EST
Earliest Anticipated Award Date: August 27, 2015

The MUSC Center for

College of Medicine Global Health Elective in Tanzania

Course Description
This course is a four-week clinical elective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and designed for fourth-year medical students with a genuine interest in global health and in caring for underserved populations.  This rotation will expose the student to 1) medical care at a national hospital (Muhimbili National Hospital) in a developing country which

MUSC scientist finds adventure in mentoring, scientific discovery

From tracking crocodiles near barrier reefs in Belize to evading Hippos in Africa, Louis Guillette, PhD, has had exciting, adrenaline filled experiences most only dream of. However, nothing excites Guillette more than sharing his discoveries and leading the next generation of researchers to defining their cause.

Across the world, on every

MUSC pediatrics resident advocates for frontline service providers

The shortage of primary care physicians in the sixties begot a novel program for mid-level healthcare professionals: physician assistants (PA).

Eugene A. Stead, Jr, MD recognized the need for frontline providers early enough to develop a “fast-track” curriculum for students wanting to apply combat medic training as civilians but did not have the educational backgrounds to do

Reflections from Baan Namkem, Thailand: Victoria Way

My time spent serving as part of a medical team on a mission trip to Thailand was invaluable. Though I have spent time traveling and serving medically in the past, I had never done anything to this scale. 

Featured Scholarly Journal: Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH MUSC professor placed on Fulbright Specialist roster

Congress recently announced its 21st Century Cures initiative to accelerate the pace of cures and medical breakthroughs in the US. The goal is to promote an environment through which innovation is fostered among unlikely partners in government, academe and industry. It is now beginning to take hold. The

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