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Supporting Medical Education in Haiti

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Dr. Aaron Berkowitz joins Haitian physicians on rounds to assess a patient at Saint Boniface Hospital.

On Jan. 13, 2010, just one day after a devastating earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti, a group of BWH physicians huddled in the Department of Medicine’s Eppinger Conference Room to ask: What can we do to help?

One of them, Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, went to Haiti during her residency in Global Health Equity at BWH. After the earthquake, she met Zadok Sacks, MD, a resident at BWH and Boston Children’s Hospital.

“There was just an incredible energy among people here about doing something and making a contribution together,” said Sacks, who now runs the young adult consult service at Children’s.

Together, Sacks and Morse founded an organization called Physicians for Haiti, which supports the work being done around medical education in Haiti.

“Haiti is full of amazing health care professionals, and they deliver care without access to any of the resources that we have here-the network of colleagues, technology and equipment,” Sacks said. Continue reading “Supporting Medical Education in Haiti”