Focus on Global Medicine
About This Show
As HIV/AIDS therapies take hold in Botswana, developing countries strive for clean and potable water, and India battles against malaria, we in the US ask - How are we working to promote health and longevity for people around the world? ReachMD investigates a range of medical issues that transcend the international landscape.
Most Recent Episode
Medical Missions: First Do No Harm?
Host: Andrew Wilner, MD
Almost two-thirds of medical students expect to join a medical mission during medical school and their medical early careers. Yet despite positive intent, such short-term experiences may exacerbate global health inequities and even cause harm. Dr. Lawrence Loh, Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, joins host Dr. Andrew Wilner to talk about the benefits and pitfalls of medical mission work for the communities being served.