Please join us on Jan 28th at 4pm in the Forchheimer First Floor Lecture Hall to welcome Dr. Leana Wen, senior emergency resident physician from Brigham & Women's and Mass General Hospital and clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. The 2005-2006 National President of the American Medical Student Association, she is a former Rhodes Scholar and has served as a consultant for the Brookings Institution and the WHO on health policy. Her new book, When Doctors Don't Listen, How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, is about how patient empowerment can transform healthcare. She will be presenting on A Young Physician's Perspective on Global Health and How to Get Involved.
Global health is one of the most popular tracks in medicine today, but what can you do and how can you get involved? International medical expert and writer Dr. Leana Wen has worked in five continents, including as a reporter for The New York Times in Rwanda, Burundi, and D.R. Congo, as a fellow for the World Health Organization, a consultant to the Eurasia Group and China Medical Board, a medical education researcher in South Africa, and a health systems researcher in China. She will present a unique framework for getting involved with and crafting a career around international health. Attendees will leave the session with tangible next steps for their global health work. For more information, please visit her blog and website at www.DrLeanaWen.com