Global Health

Residents have ample opportunity for global health endeavors. In recent years, our residents have used elective time to pursue projects in Haiti, Cape Verde, China, with another one of our residents currently planning a trip to Tanzania.  If you have an idea and a place to go, we will help you get there!

Resident Project Examples

Shawn Fitzsimmons working in MalawaiShawn Fitzsimmons (pictured right), Class of 2019
Traveled to Malawi with Bridges to Malawi  on their annual medical mission trip, which was led by an ED and orthopedic physician.  The group brought two new ultrasound probes (which connected to an iPhone), and Dr. Fitzsimmons trained local staff to be able to use the iPhones as well as how to perform ultrasound. 




A photo of a resident from radiology doing global health research. Sara Cohen (pictured left), Class of 2018

Traveled to Cape Verde with the Rad-Aid informatics group, for preliminary assessment and survey prior to PACS implementation in Sao Felipe.  They also brought a portable ultrasound to Mosteiros and provided diagnostic examinations.

Vera Mayercik, Class of 2017

Traveled to Korogwe Hospital in Tanzania during February 2017 with a group of volunteer physicians from Tufts Medical Center. During her stay, she offered diagnostic imaging interpretation, as well as a series of radiology-based lectures.

Elaine Shiang, Class of 2016

Traveled to Haiti with Merge Healthcare to establish a cloud-based PACS through their ultrasound department. They provided lectures, case-based teaching and board –review style lectures in GI, GU, Breast, IR and Neuroradiology. Two attendings led the trip and also taught ultrasound-guided interventional techniques.