Saturday, July 13, 2013

VCU Global Health & Health Disparities Program (GH2DP) featured on School of Medicine Website

The VCU Global Health & Health Disparities Program (GH2DP) and our first graduate (Dr. Jeff Wang) are featured on the VCU School of Medicine's website (the story can be found here). Congrats Jeff!!!

The GH2DP residency track exists within VCU's Internal Medicine Residency Program and is designed to give particularly interested and motivated residents robust opportunities focused on global health. Residents have both domestic and international clinical opportunities focused on serving underserved populations, and are responsible for graduate level coursework, independent study and quality improvement and research projects, as well.

Dr. Jeff Wang examines a patient in La Hicaca, Honduras
We are looking forward to expanding our work to include motivated medical students this upcoming year; this program is known as the "GH2DP Student Scholars Program."

Providing global health education and experience to students and residents is only one facet of GH2DP's activities. Fundamentally, the GH2DP exists to improve the health of underserved populations. Our primary focus is on a series of 17 villages in northern Honduras with approximately 2,000 people with little to no access to care.
Dr. Wang supervising water filter assembly,
La Hicaca, Honduras

You can find out more about GH2DP here.

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