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July 17th, 2018
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- Sea Courses: Galapagos Islands

- inMed

- A4M: Thailand Conference 2018

- VestaPay

- PhysicianCrossroads.com

- Dialysis RN Position

- Physical Therapy Position

- Mercy Ships: Volunteers Needed

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3 Night Quito and 7 Night Galapagos Islands Cruise

October 24th-November 3rd, 2018

Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are home to the only active volcanoes in the archipelago and are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands.

Go snorkeling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galapagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs and the rare endemic Flightless Cormorant. As you travel along the coast, you may find many other creatures that shelter amid the red and white mangroves: eagle rays, marine turtles, Brown Pelicans and resting Cattle Egrets. Kayaking through the turquoise waters here is a true pleasure, inviting a sense of peaceful solitude and an invigorating feeling of connection to nature.

Floreana has been luring visitors since the 18th century when whalers hunted the island for tortoises and pirates sought shelter in its caves. Sailors established a rustic mailing system here: a barrel nailed to a pole where they would drop letters hoping they would be delivered by other mariners sailing home. You can continue the tradition if you choose. Then take a walk along the lovely beach, or hike through fragrant forests of palo santo “Incense” trees.

Faculty

Dr. Robert Josse, BSc, MBBS, FRCP (UK), FRCPC, FACP, Endocrinologist
Topic: Endocrinology

Dr. Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC
Topic: Endocrinology


Galapagos Islands

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Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health

Overview

This Course is a hybrid: 10 weeks of structured online learning, plus 2 days of in-classroom skill workshops and final exams.

International Medicine and Public Health

Competency Objectives

At the completion of the INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health, learners in the context of a low-resource community will be able to:

  • Prevent, diagnose and treat the leading diseases of poverty
  • Prevent, diagnose and treat HIV infection
  • Provide for the health of pregnant women and newborns
  • Demonstrate proficiency in clinical skills used in low-resource settings
  • Advance community-wide health promotion and death/disability prevention
  • Assure that healthcare is culturally appropriate
  • Mitigate disaster risk and respond to disaster events
  • Design and implement healthcare as part of a leadership team
  • Transfer healthcare skills to other personnel
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A4M: Bankok, Thailand

The 10th Annual Thailand Conference

September 7th-8th, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Our upcoming event in Thailand features lectures and sessions delivered by world renowned leaders in advanced Integrative Medicine. Attendees will experience cutting-edge education, designed to enrich and enhance professional practices, while optimizing overall patient wellness. Review the latest innovative case studies and scientific research while continuing medical education in the fields of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine, with topic-focused workshops and sessions led by expert faculty members. Attendees will also have access to an Exhibit Hall with dozens of companies highlighting the latest therapeutic products and devices in wellness, while networking and connecting with other practitioners, speakers, and Fellows. An internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine and the Director of Integrative Medicine at George Washington University, Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA will lead sessions focused on stress & neuroinflammation, biotoxins and CIRS, and detoxification–while teaching attendees the need-to-know clinical information surrounding Integrative Medicine


A4M: Bankok, Thailand

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Growing Epidemic in US Hospitals

Hospital

The Frightening Facts

57 hospitals have closed since 2010, including 15 in 2015 alone!

130 employees have been fired for every 100 hospital beds

Every failing hospital believed they would find a buyer but…

None were purchased

The Typical Thought Process

“We’re too big and important to fail in our community.” (you’re not)

“A white knight buyer will come to our rescue.” (they won’t)

“A new buyer will keep us operating as before.” (they won’t)

“A new buyer will retain current management.” (they won’t)

So what’s the solution?

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Your Best Medical Employment Database

Find the job you’re looking for by searching our growing network of specialty boards.

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Dialysis RN Needed in Number One small town in California

Number one small town in California has an urgent need for a Dialysis RN. Experience preferred but willing to train. DCI is looking for experienced RN and PCT for in-center dialysis clinic in Ukiah, CA. We have 24 chairs, and run two shifts six days a week.

We have caring staff who go the extra mile for our patients. Looking for the same type of people to hire.

Interested?

Contact: dciinc.org or call (707) 462-2024 and speak to the manager.


Number One Small Town in California
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Physical Therapist needed in Number One small town in California

Mendocino Physical Therapy, a private practice in Ukiah, CA is looking for an orthopedic physical therapist skilled in manual therapy. The position is part or full time. Salary is negotiable. Experience is preferred, but new graduates will be considered. Owner has 47 years experience treating spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders and is willing to mentor. The practice is well established and has served the needs of Ukiah and Mendocino County since 1979. A potential for future ownership and/or training in electromyography exists for the right person.

Please contact William R. Bracewell, PT, DPT, ECS at wrbrpt3@gmail.com or call (707) 621-0778.

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Little Income. Little Hope.

Up to 69% of citizens in Sub-Saharan African nations like Togo and Guinea live on less than $2 per day. Healthcare is simply not an option, either because it does not exist or it is completely unaffordable. In low-income countries, it is estimated that 85% of children need treatment for a surgical condition before the age of 15. Lack of treatment or a sometimes simple surgical solution often leads to complications, lifelong disability or death.

An Enormous Challenge

Globally, five billion people have no access to safe surgery. In low-income and lower-middle-income countries, nine out of ten people have no access to basic surgical care. But don’t let the statistics numb you. Because behind every number there is a name, a face, and a story. They will break your heart, but they will inspire you to take action—as Mercy Ships volunteers have for more than 35 years.

Transcending Borders. Changing Lives.

Mercy Ships began sailing on our mission to provide hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor in 1978. Each year, we’ve been able to reach more people to provide life-changing surgeries.

In 2016, 1,551 life-changing surgeries were performed, as well 22,466 dental procedures. Over 6,900 medical consultations were made, and over 1,700 local African healthcare professional were trained. Every port brings new challenges, new successes—and new lives transformed forever.

Healing Continues Long After the Ship Departs

Mercy Ships seeks to leave the host nation better equipped with the training, tools, and infrastructure to care for their own.

Sustainable health care requires a plan. Mercy Ships Capacity-Building programs identify local needs and work closely with local governments to establish initiatives that make a lasting difference. We leave a legacy that extends for years—and even generations.

Training and Mentoring Local Professionals

Mercy Ships offers specialized training to local healthcare professionals—surgeons, nurses, doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists, midwives, and community health workers—in techniques and procedures appropriate for their environments.

Providing Medical Tools and Resources

Healthcare workers in the developing world often lack the medicine, equipment and tools necessary to deliver basic care.

The HOPE Center

When Mercy Ships arrives in port, screenings are organized throughout the country. Patients near the port can easily travel to the ship, but for others, reaching the ship is more difficult.

To reduce the need for multiple trips, Mercy Ships establishes a Hospital Out-Patient Extension (HOPE) center to provide housing for patients and caregivers near the ship. After surgery, the HOPE center offers a safe, clean environment that promotes effective recovery while maintaining easy access to the ship for follow-up care.

The HOPE center also frees bed space in the ship’s hospital ward, so we can help more people at each port of call.

Building Better Medical Facilities

Healthcare workers in the developing world often lack adequate facilities to serve their communities. Medical administrators with limited resources may have to choose between infrastructure development or maintenance and paying their workers. Collaborating with local healthcare partners, Mercy Ships provides construction and renovation services that enhance local healthcare resources.

Growing a Better Future

Mercy Ships partners with local agencies to help families and communities learn practical and natural food-producing skills that reduce malnutrition and increase food security. Improved crops and conservation-oriented farming methods result in more income and better health for the farmers, their families and their communities.

Training Local Leaders

Mercy Ships emphasizes lasting social change based on biblical principles. Community leaders, teachers and churches are encouraged to see themselves as agents of change. Conferences and workshops offer practical help on issues, community cooperation and sustainable development.

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