Chief Executive Officer, Christian Medical & Dental Associations (Sept 1)
This workshop will discuss using healthcare education in a global mission setting. Each of the speakers have a unique personal experience serving in a long-term mission setting.
Training and Discipling Postgraduate Physicians to Serve in Mission or Secular Hospital Settings – Mike Chupp, MD
Dr. Chupp served in a mission hospital (Tenwek) as a surgeon, educator and hospital director for 20 years. He will share his experience of training interns and surgical residents in a mission hospital setting and why he thinks it is important.
Using Education to Train Local Non-Physician Healthcare workers – Robert Congdon, MD
Dr. Congdon has served in a variety of mission settings in Africa over the past 30 years. He will discuss his experience in training non-physician healthcare workers in a small health center in South Sudan.
Teaching in Nursing Schools and Starting New Nursing Schools in Mission Hospital Settings to Improve Healthcare – Rebecca Thompson, RN
Becki Thompson has served in two different mission hospital settings over the past 35 years and has started nursing training programs in both. She will share her experience in doing nursing education cross-culturally and the special need for training national nurses to work in mission hospitals.
—Discuss the need for training healthcare workers at all levels to improve healthcare in an international setting especially in low- and middle-income countries.
—Discuss elements of education that need to be stressed and used in a global setting.