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Travel Medicine intensive course Preparing for Medical Leadership Roles (Belize)

September 2013, apply soon: This is a very intensive course and the director is extremely knowledgeable and talented. This is held annually in a different country. Will send future announcements as well more ahead of time.

I am attaching a copy of this years schedule for the travel medicine course I teach each year. This is my 16th year and they have all be held in Central or South America with the exception of once in West Africa. I tell the students that "the environment is our classroom" and that is why they have all been held outside the US. The course is 1 week- and VERY intensive and I also give CME credit for it through MCG/GHSU

The course is intended for an audience that is going overseas in leadership roles in Christian organizations. While anyone can attend, preference is given for those with leadership potential/skills who will be working in the developing world within the next year or so in a Christian context. We limit the course to 36 per year and the course is usually filled.8242.pdf

Revised 05/24/2012
Preparing for Medical Leadership Roles in the Developing World
Mission to the World
In cooperation with Georgia Health Sciences University
Cayo, Belize

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Arrival in Belize

Sunday September 23, 2012

Welcome- Logistics
7:45- 8:15 Breakfast
8:15-9:00 Welcome/Course Orientation and introduction of faculty Howe/T. Kuhn
Introduction of participants, Course logistics, CME, evals
9:00-1:00 Free Time
1:00-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:00 Greetings from Belize ground support team Chambers
Why Medical Missions
2:00-2:45 International medicine: The vision, The reality T. Kuhn
2:45- 3:00 Break
Lab demonstration- round worm (Ascaris) Gross and IM Fellows
3:00-3:15 Case Study in small group "Let's Pitch in and Help"
3:15-3:45 Introduction to Host Country and Orientation Chambers
3:45-4:30 Food and Drink Safety in the developing world Allen
4:30-4:45 Case Study discussion "Let's Pitch in and Help"
4:45-5:30 Water Purification Lecture Gross
5:30-6:15 Water Purification Workshop Gross
6:15-7:00 Supper
7:00-7:15 International Vignette TBD
7:15-8:00 Keynote Presentation-International Medicine in the 21st Century T. Kuhn

Monday September 24, 2012

Preparing for Medical Missions
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Preparing for medical outreach in the Developing World Foster
9:15-10:00 Immunizations for travel part 1 S. Kuhn
10:00 -10:15 Break-
Lab Demonstration - hookworm and Trichuris eggs Gross and IM Fellows
10:15-10:30 Read Case Study in small group "Succulent Watermelon and Mango Shakes"
10:30-11:00 Important Paper Howe
11:00-12:00 The Problem of Pain Foster
12:00- 12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:00 Discuss Case Study- "Succulent Watermelon and Mango Shakes"
1:00-1:45 Influencing change in the community Sexton
1:45-2:15 Immunizations for travel part 2 S. Kuhn
2:15-2:30 International Vignette TBD
2:30-2:45 Medical malpractice in the developing world T. Kuhn
2:45-3:00 Break-
Lab demonstration- Malaria (P. Falcip) Gross and IM Fellows
3:00-4:00 Free Time

Risks of Medical Missions
4:00-4:45 Risks of Travel T. Kuhn
4:45-5:15 Heat Illness S. Kuhn
5:15-6:00 Protection from blood feeding arthropods Gross
6:00-6:15 Small Group Discussion Case Study- "Ouch!"
6:15-7:00 Supper
7:00-7:30 HIV post exposure prophylaxis and rapid HIV testing Gross
7:30-7:45 Case study discussion- "Ouch!"
7:45-8:45 History of Medical Missions (presentation and group discussion) T. Kuhn


Tuesday September 25, 2012

Risks of Medical Missions-Continued
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Stress of travel T. Kuhn
9:00-9:15 Small Group Discussion of Case Study - "Bare Bottom under the Banana Tree"
9:15-9:45 Travelers' Diarrhea Allen
9:45-10:15 Personal hygiene and Women in the wilderness Christiansen
10:15-10:30 Break
Lab demonstration Schistosoma Gross and IM Fellows
10:30-10:45 Discuss Case Study- "Bare Bottom under the Banana Tree"
10:45-11:00 International Vignette TBD
11:00 -11:30 Food safety workshop Sexton
11:30-11:45 Peeling fruit workshop Sexton
11:45-12:00 Small Group Discussion of Case Study- "The Volunteer"
12:00 -12:45 Lunch

Living and working in a developing country

12:45-1:30 Cultural Sensitivity and diversity Burklin
1:30-1:45 Discussion Case Study "The Volunteer"
1:45-2:00 Break
Lab Demonstration- Strongyloides filiaform larvae Gross and IM Fellows
2:00-2:15 Small Group Discussion of Case Study "Women Shouldn't Sleep Alone"
2:15-3:00 Food and drink sensitivity simulation Gross
3:00-3:45 Community Health Teaching Sexton
3:45-4:45 Free Time
4:45-5:00 Small Group Discussion of Case Study "Too Close for Comfort"
5:00-5:45 Field Medical Laboratory Workshop Gross
5:45-6:00 International Vignette TBD
6:00-6:45 Supper
6:45-7:15 Sensitive issues; sexual, financial S. Kuhn
7:15-7:30 Discuss Case Study - "Women Shouldn't Sleep Alone"
7:30-7:45 Discuss Case Study- "Too Close for Comfort"
7:45-8:30 Mosquito rigging and dipping workshop Gross


Wednesday September 26, 2012

Team Concepts
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Effective Team Leadership Christiansen
9:30-10:15 Break
Lab demonstration - tapeworm Gross and IM Fellows
10:15-10:30 International Vignette TBD
10:30-10:45 Small group discussion of Case "See More Patients or Get Stoned"
10:45-11:00 Small group discussion of Case- "Of Hearts and Head CT's"
11:00-2:45 Free time (lunch while out)
2:45-3:15 ACLS Bag, BLS bag, demo, clinical algorithms. Gross
3:15-4:00 Clinical Logistics in the Developing World S. Kuhn
4:00-4:45 Tuberculosis Allen
4:45-5:00 Break
Lab demonstration of AFB smear for TB Gross and IM Fellows
5:00-5:15 Discussion of Case Study- "See More Patients or Get Stoned"
5:15-6:00 Malaria Update Gross
6:00-6:45 Supper
6:45-7:00 Discussion of Case Study "Of Hearts and Head CT's"
7:00-7:30 New Directions in Tropical Diseases (Rapid Impact Pack) T. Kuhn
7:30-8:15 Introduction to rural and urban clinical Practicums S. Kuhn
8:15-8:45 Intro to Community Health Practicum Sexton


Thursday September 27, 2012

Clinical Practicums

7:30-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Travel to rural clinical practicum
8:30-3:30 Rural Clinical Practicum Faculty
3:30-4:45 Free time
4:45-5:00 Read case study in small group-"An Extended Stay"
5:00-5:30 Working in areas of security risk for Americans Howe
5:30-6:00 Stress reactions, team debriefing Foster
6:00-6:45 Supper
6:45-7:00 Discussion of case study -"An Extended Stay"
7:00-7:30 Review of urban clinical Practicums T. Kuhn
7:30-7:45 International Vignette TBD
7:45-8:15 Clinic Day debriefing Foster


Medicine in developing countries


Friday, September 28, 2012
Clinical Practicums

7:30-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Travel to urban practicum site--
8:30-3:30 Urban clinical Practicum Faculty
Community Health Practicum
3:30-4:00 Return
4:00-5:00 Free time
5:00-5:15 Small group discussion of Case "Shop till we Drop"
5:15-6:00 Community Health debrief and review Sexton
6:00-6:45 Dinner
6:45-7:30 Conflict resolution on medical teams Foster
7:30-7:45 Discussion of case study "Shop till we Drop"
7:45-8:15 Debrief of clinic day(s) Foster


Saturday September 29, 2012

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:45 Breakout #1
Issues Facing Short Term Leaders (Roundtable) S. Kuhn, Gross, Howe
OR
Issues Facing Career International Health Care Workers
(Roundtable) Sexton, Foster
OR
Medical Protocols, How to use them (Roundtable) T. Kuhn

9:45-10:15 Breakout #2
Individualized Instruction in the Field Lab Gross/Allen
OR
Resources for the Traveling Medical Professional S. Kuhn/Christiansen
OR
Handling Stress and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Foster/ T. Kuhn
in the Field (Individual Instruction/Roundtable)

10:15-10:30 Break
Lab demonstration- Cryptosporidium Gross and IM Fellows

10:30-11:45 Breakout #3
Microscopic Identification of Tuberculosis in the field Gross
(maximum of 6 people)
OR
Preparing Supplies for a 2-week medical team Christiansen/S. Kuhn (Individual instruction/roundtable)
OR
Handling Stress and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Foster/ T. Kuhn
in the Field (Individual Instruction/Roundtable)

11:45-12:15 Working with Student Teams Roundtable/Howe facilitator
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Altitude Illness S. Kuhn
1:45-2:00 Small group discussion of Case- "Charged with the Crime of Genocide"
2:00-2:15 Small group discussion of Case- "Solomon's Dilemma"
2:15-3:30 Break
3:30-3:45 Discussion of Case "Charged with the Crime of Genocide"
3:45-4:00 Discussion of Case "Solomon's Dilemma"
4:00-4:45 Free time
4:45-5:45 Medicine, a global perspective T. Kuhn
5:45-6:15 Course Questions/Answer Time and course evaluation
6:15 Final celebration dinner

Sunday September 30, 2012

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