International medical scholarly concentration students (imSC), partnered with Upgrade For Africa to assist with COVID-relief resources at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital (EGH), in Entebbe, Uganda. EGH is currently facing heartbreaking shortages in medicines, oxygen, medical equipment and supplies, PPE, human resources, and vaccines. imSC students were able to create a fundraising campaign, as well as organize a 5K run to benefit EGH.
Learn more here: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/covid-19reliefforuganda
USF MCOM and International Medicine Scholarly Concentration student Madeline Carney was asked to report on her visit to work with the CanTest team in Exeter, England and the resulting paper on bladder cancer diagnosis published recently in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP).
Dr. Chaoxia Wei, one of our former trainees from China, donated personal protective equipment to the USF Health team to help us combat COVID-19. The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve rapidly. Her generous donation demonstrates that international collaborations are more important than ever as we support and learn from each other in our efforts to contain and possibly eliminate this emergent disease.
Read her letter here.
Several of our International Medicine Scholarly Concentration students participated in this year's USF Health Research Day, where they had the opportunity to present their research findings to the USF community. Dr. Menezes was also a judge for the event!