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Blantyre, Malawi

Physicians for Peace

Detailed Description

Physicians for Peace is seeking a volunteer surgeon to serve as a visiting member of the Surgical Department and run the Surgical Training Project at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital/College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi. The volunteer will provide primarily hands-on training and some lectures according to a general surgical curriculum. Both active and retired FACS surgeons are encouraged to apply. Physicians for Peace and QECH/COM will provide airfare, housing, support staff, and a car for local use, as well as a small stipend to defray living expenses.

 

A three month commitment is required, but longer commitments are preferable. Interested volunteers should send their CV and a copy of their active medical license to Innes Boland below.

 

 

Program description:

 

Volunteers with general surgery and specialty surgical expertise are needed to provide hands-on surgical training, occasional classroom teaching, and surgical mentorship to surgical trainees and senior level medical students. The volunteers will work in conjunction with the Head of Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Dean of the College of Medicine and the . Family members are welcome to join at their own expense.

 

Physicians For Peace will oversee the arrangements for travel, necessary documentation, coordination with the host hospital staff and faculty.

 

The core purpose of Physicians for Peace is to transform lives by training, supporting, and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world's underserved populations. We hope you can join us.


Location of Volunteer Opportunity:

Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
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Contact Information:

Innes Boland
Director, Global Health Programs
Direct Line: 757-625-7569 x323

Agency Profile: Physicians for Peace

Agency Mission: The core purpose of Physicians for Peace is to transform lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world's underserved populations. Founded in 1989 by internationally acclaimed humanitarian Dr. Charles E. Horton, Sr., Physicians For Peace deploys teams of volunteer International Medical Educators to countries with unmet needs and scarce resources to deliver education, training, and medical supplies. Physicians For Peace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that encourages financial and in-kind contributions to support its work.

Website: www.physiciansforpeace.org

Opportunity open to:

Actively Practicing Surgeons, Retirees, International Surgeons, Family

Active Practicing Surgeons

Interested volunteers must provide a CV and a copy of their active medical license. More documentation will be required if selected as an appropriate applicant.

Retirees

Interested volunteers must provide a CV and a copy of their active medical license. More documentation will be required if selected as an appropriate applicant.

International Surgeons

Interested volunteers must provide a CV and a copy of their active medical license. More documentation will be required if selected as an appropriate applicant.

Family Members

Family members are welcome to accompany medical volunteers, at the expense of the family.

Accommodations

Physicians for Peace and QECH/COM will provide airfare, housing, support staff, and a car for local area use, as well as a small stipend to defray living expenses.

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