Tag: Public Health

An Undergraduate Student’s Reflection on Attending the Fifth Meeting of the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care

During the summer of 2013, I was granted the privilege to work in the office of Dr. Meena Cherian, the Director of the Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC) Program at the World Health Organization. Through discussing the Program with Dr. Cherian and analyzing the current EESC data, I became enlightened on how surgical care

Law and Medicine: A Discussion of Standard of Care

We all know that every country in the world is unique in its culture, language, and lifestyle. But have you ever considered how provision of healthcare and treatment varies from region to region globally? It’s obvious that third world countries might not have the resources available to provide treatment equivalent to a public hospital in

A Look at the Public Health Mentorship Program

Applications are under review for the second year of the International Program Development’s Public Health Mentorship. The program will begin January 2014, with a set of 28 undergraduate students participating. Following last year’s successful program, minor changes have been made to better offer productive conversation about public health to students. For more information on the

The Global Scope of Women’s Health

Autonomy is a concept that we, in the United States, are more or less obsessed with. It is the right of an individual to make his or her own decisions, and a concept that is highly emphasized in modern American medical practice. At 18, we become solely responsible for the disclosure of our medical records