26 February 2010

Medical Relief Missions in Haiti

One of our docs is heading down to Haiti next week.  We, as a group, all agreed to cover his shifts in order to support his deployment.  I'm kind of jealous -- it sounds like a fascinating and rewarding experience, and a chance to do some real good.  Another of my residency mates just left the USS Comfort where she had been providing volunteer services.

Paul Levy over at Running a Hospital has a good narrative of one of their ER doc's experience in Haiti.  Worth a view.

It's one of the paradoxes of Emergency Medicine that our best professional experiences are born out of other people's worst experiences.  Haiti certainly qualifies.  Bravo Zulu, guys.

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