Bringing Global Health Home
Travel around the world in two evenings during the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's spring Mini Medical School, which will explore issues relating to global health and international medicine.
The first night, April 5, will feature Thomas Kerkering, M.D., professor of medicine at the school and chief of infectious diseases at Carilion Clinic. One of Kerkering's notable global health-related projects was Ebola virus work for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone in 2014.
He will be followed by a series of short presentations by local organizations that are engaged in international medical outreach and education.
On the second night, April 12, the program will feature a presentation about the school's international rotation program for its students, followed by lively presentations by fourth-year students who recently returned from clinical medicine electives in Brazil, France, and India. A reception will follow.
Registration for both nights is $10 and is required by visiting http://tinyurl.com/MMS-Spring17.