New Year's Resolutions:
Exercise, Eat Healthy, & VOLUNTEER!
Thank you for all the support, financial and
medical supplies, and your medical expertise.
Here a few of our fabulous 2014 volunteers:
Dr. Andrew Smith of Lawrence General Hospital presents topical Ebola information to HA staff during the onset of the Ebola crisis.
Left: Pediatrician Dr. Pedro and Nurse Practitioner Emily Sanderson do a well-baby checkup on twins Juan and José. Dr. Pedro left this month for Amatitlán, and we'll miss him! Right: Dra. Rhiannon Allen with nurse Elda and receptionist Violeta.
Left: Dr. Glen Dean and his pediatric dental team. Right: Medical Student Matthew DiFrancesca and ER doctor Dr. Steve Beckwith learn the ropes of paperwork in the ER. Matt volunteered at HA seven years ago as a paramedic.
Left: German OB/GYN Dra. Neele Rauers plays with a newborn after delivery. Dr. Neele volunteered for three months. Right: Surgeon Dr. Luís González (center) from Madrid spent two weeks in Santiago with his family.
Left: International Eye Institute team returns to volunteer every six months. Anesthesiologist Mike Oswald (back row, right) became a trustee of Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán in 2014. Right: Dr. Mark Silberman of the New York Presbyterian ER Department brought his son, Aaron, to translate and help with staff training.
University of Pennsylvania dermatologist Dr. Rudy Roth (center) led a team that worked at the Hospitalito and in other villages around the lake. The week before Dr. Roth participated in HA's Spanish and Cultural Immersion CME.
Left: Japanese nurse midwife Aki Fujita sees patients at a rural prenatal clinic with OB/GYN Dr. Michael Fogarty from California. Aki will be at the Hospitaltio for two years. Right: ER Dra. Jessica Schmidt and Pulmonologist Dr. Michael Brown explain the use of pediatric masks for the BiPAP machine.
Left: March volunteer group at a going-away party. Right: British medical student Thomas Naylor (center) assists ER Dra. Rokhsanna Sadeghi in presenting the F.A.S.T. to Guatemalan medical staff. Rokhsanna and her husband, Joseph Konwinski, participated in the August CME.
Left: Medical Student Rachel Meredith from the UK. Right: Mamie Guidera and University of Pennsylvania nurse midwifery students provide educational trainings to Guatemalan nurses.
Left: Friends of surgeon Dr. Kevin Bjork helped complete the installation of the solar panels while Bjork's surgical team spent the week operating on 83 patients. Right: Fourth-year medical students Mania Kupershtok and JP Jarczyk.
Hospitalito Atitlán is now offering Continuing Medical Education credits for physicians who want to learn medical Spanish.
Each course is conducted over one week in beautiful Santiago Atitlán, and physicians can earn up to 25 CME credits.
Courses are scheduled eight times through 2015.
Accreditation and Credit Information
The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of "25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM". Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To learn more and to sign up, visit us at: www.hospitalitoatitlan.org/CME/