Missionary Medicine for Physicians

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Missionary Medicine for Physicians

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Full price (including room and board): 
$990 (without CME credits), or $1,320 (with CME credits)

**CME: 27.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits or 29.00 AAFP Prescribed credits

Location: Equip Facility, Marion, NC

Required Text: Village Medical Manual, 6th Edition,  by Mary Vanderkooi, MD, DTM&H

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Missionary Medicine for Physicians

This course helps prepare physicians and mid-level practitioners, who already have a thorough understanding of medical diagnosis and treatment principles, to work in third world and tropical conditions where sophisticated instrumentation and lab tests are not available.

The training consists of detailed presentations of the most common diseases seen in third world settings and emphasizes diagnosis and treatment.  This would include not only the major killers like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, but also many other tropical diseases and conditions not usually seen in western medicine.  Other topics such as critical childbirth and women's issues, international drug options, complications of malnutrition and anemia, and barriers to best practices in global health missions will also be discussed.  In addition to formal didactic presentations students will work independently to successfully complete a series of well-crafted case studies.

Course Objectives

1) Discuss a diagnostic strategy that relies principally on  history and physical.

2) Develop a treatment strategy for diseases and conditions common to developing countries.

3) Organize a short-term medical mission trip utilizing partnerships with national health care workers to facilitate best practice principles.

4) Describe, by using the WHO Guidelines and resources, a culturally relevant, sustainable medication procurement and dispensing program.

5) Identify and treat critical childbirth, pregnancy and labor complications, and other conditions common to women in developing countries.