Teach one, reach many! IVUmed, a non-profit organization committed to making quality urological care available to people worldwide, is seeking a urologist with prior international experience to provide education and mentoring for its Traveling Resident Scholarship Program in Kampala Uganda, from March 16-29, 2010.
This program sends a mentor paired with a urology resident from the United States to a host country to collaborate with local physicians. We know from experience thatlocum tenens physicians make great mentors and that many of you are open to adventures that change the lives of many, including yourselves.
Here are more details about the mission:
- Physicians from the United States provide training in the techniques they use at home, while receiving training from local hosts in the techniques used in settings with limited resources. The physicians from the United States gain beneficial surgical experiences and insights into a different medical care system, while the hosts receive valuable training in techniques requiring newer technology.
- This workshop will take place at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The hospital is the national referral hospital for Uganda, and has approximately 1500 beds. It is affiliated with Makerere University School of Medicine. IVUmed has conducted a site visit at this location, but this will be their first workshop at Mulago Hospital.
- A typical day of work will consist of rounds, surgery, and lectures. As a volunteer, your primary responsibilities would be to provide education to the local physicians and to mentor the residents from the United States. Community urologists will present informal topics of their practical experience such as their approach to impotence, infertility, and the management of other clinical problems.
- IVUmed expects that the procedures performed will include open stone surgery, benign prostate surgery, and incontinence procedures. Prior to the workshop, volunteers will be able to communicate with local hosts to determine the educational content of the mission, including what cases and topics the hosts would like to review.
Deadline: February 15, 2010
The deadline for this opportunity is fast approaching. I encourage you to contact Josh Wood to discuss this or a future program.
Director of Programs and Education
Direct Line: 801-524-0201