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Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Hoffman, MD is Hooked on Volunteering Overseas

2018 Golden Apple Award honoree Robert Hoffman, MD already had some international medical volunteer experience under his belt when he first learned about HVO during the 2006 American Society for... Read more

Training Future Leaders: Global Health Volunteers Bear Witness to Development & Growth

Pediatric cardiologist Mark Duster, MD believes international health volunteers “offer a vision of the possible” to their colleagues in resource-scarce countries by providing a glimpse into how increased health workforce... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Janna Beling, PhD, PT

Dr. Janna Beling’s first international medical volunteer assignment did not coincide with her first visit to a resource-scarce country. As the daughter of a professor of international relations and political... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient George Meyer, MD

Dr. George Meyer gained his first experience practicing medicine internationally as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He served in Thailand, Japan, and Germany. Through these experiences, he and... Read more

Storytelling Matters – Help Us Shed Light on Health Disparities

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Diego. During the meeting, I attended several sessions focused on the... Read more

Small Changes, Large Impact

Sometimes, when we think of making a difference in health care, we think of major changes – introducing new technology or surgical skills. What we often forget are the small... Read more

Bringing Dermatology to the Underserved in Uganda

When Dr. Leo Odongo moved from Mbarara, Uganda, to the smaller city of Kabale in September 2016, he noticed a concerning trend. Patients in Kabale and the surrounding rural areas... Read more

Improving Access to Dermatologic Care in Costa Rica

For Karen Stolman, MD the motivation to complete her first global health volunteer assignment came from falling in love. “It started with falling in love with the country of Costa... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM

Although 2018 Golden Apple Award Recipient Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM “had never really volunteered before,” when she first learned of HVO in 1996, the pediatrician already had ample experience practicing... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Alexia Knapp, MD

As a dermatology resident, Alexia Knapp, MD, seized upon the opportunity to complete a rotation at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre in Moshi, Tanzania. The experience sparked an enduring interest... Read more

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