Volunteering internationally allows you to focus on the real reason you got into medicine—to take care of people. Not only does it give you the opportunity to appreciate different cultures, but also to realize that as doctors we are basically all the same. We all want to be great surgeons. We all want to take care of patients. We all want to do the best that we can.”
During the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, Divya Singh, MD will be the featured speaker at the Orthopaedics Overseas – SICOT – World Orthopaedic Concern joint luncheon on Friday, March 15 from 12 noon – 2 pm, where she will share lessons learned from more than a decade’s worth of experience volunteering to improve global orthopaedic care. You can join us at the luncheon; reserve your spot by purchasing your ticket today.
If you are unable to attend the luncheon, Dr. Singh will also join fellow HVO volunteers Todd Kim, MD and Peter Trafton, MD for a Global Volunteerism Instructional Course Lecture (#244) on Wednesday, March 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Dr. Coleen Sabatini, whose international volunteer experience includes supporting education and research in Uganda through the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), will moderate this session.
During the session, the speakers will address the impact of the education-based volunteer model, and discuss the nuts and bolts of volunteering overseas, including how to prepare for an assignment and how to overcome common challenges encountered when practicing in resource-scarce settings. Whether you are looking for guidance as you embark on your first international volunteer assignment, or you are simply wondering whether international volunteer work is right for you, this session is an opportunity to engage with experts and learn more about global volunteerism!
Meeting attendees will also be able to connect with HVO staff at booth #5727 in the exhibit hall. We are looking forward to answering your global volunteering questions, and sharing information about current volunteer opportunities in orthopaedics.
Not an orthopaedist? Following us on social media is a good way to find out if HVO will have a presence at your professional association meeting, and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities in your specialty area.
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