Like those of you reading this, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by Albert Schweitzer. In 1957, when speaking about the need to find a greater cause that makes life meaningful, King offered Schweitzer as an example saying, “Albert Schweitzer…looks at men in dark Africa who have been the victims of colonialism and imperialism and there he give his life to that. He objectifies himself in … [Read more...] about #MyMottoIsService
Archives for December 2014
North Carolina Fellow and University of North Carolina School of Medicine student Kate Magee is leading nutrition and physical activity workshops for newly arrived refugees and immigrants in in the Oak Creek apartments in Durham, North Caroline. Earlier this month, they participated in a Jingle Bell run! To learn more about Kate's work, check out "The Med Student from Oak Creek Village,” a video … [Read more...] about Jingle Bell run!
"He cares about his patients. Really cares. And they can tell, so they confess things. …This doctor patient trust, it’s so intimate in a little practice like this one.” That’s how a reporter for the popular NPR radio show This American Life described Dr. Benjamin Gilmer after observing him treating patients at his rural practice at MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek in Fletcher, North … [Read more...] about Ben Gilmer, MD, serving in rural North Carolina
Our Fellows are compelled to follow Dr. Schweitzer’s call to service: “[T]o show compassion and the will to help others.” They can be found at the forefront of work to improve the health of vulnerable people in communities in the US and across the world. This year, they are even on the frontlines in West Africa, helping to fight the devastating outbreak of Ebola that has claimed thousands of … [Read more...] about Our Annual Appeal
New Hampshire/Vermont Fellow Jessica Huang wrote the following blog post for the College of Medicine blog of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The blog features stories from medical students. While eating your breakfast this morning – maybe pouring milk into your cereal or coffee – did you stop to think about how it got to your table? Did you know that there is a hidden community … [Read more...] about Health Literacy & Latino Migrant Dairy Farmworkers in Vermont