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International based care?

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by AlleghenyPOD, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. AlleghenyPOD

    AlleghenyPOD 1st Year MD-bound 2+ Year Member

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    I was wondering if there are others who are pre-podiatry students who are interested in going abroad to underdeveloped countries and working there for a good 1-2 years and provide much needed lower extremity care. I know that I personally want to do this in south east asia/pacific, probably in developing countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia etc.

    If theres anyone who knows anyone I can contact to get information in a program like this, can you provide us some information, please.

    What are your views? Please share.
     
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  3. Dr_Feelgood

    Dr_Feelgood Guest 10+ Year Member

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    Join the Army, you'll get a scholarship and can go all over this planet to work on feet.
     
  4. AlleghenyPOD

    AlleghenyPOD 1st Year MD-bound 2+ Year Member

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    I was looking into that and reading about it, but isnt there another organization, preferably not a military one, where they employ podiatrists in sites around developing countries? Id like to evade getting killed..
     
  5. Dr_Feelgood

    Dr_Feelgood Guest 10+ Year Member

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    Doctors are killed everyday. I would dare to say it is probably safer to be in the Army than many other organizations. As for an international organization that hires pods, I don't know of one. Most international pods work is done as a volunteer mission. This is probably b/c there is no money to be made by these missions and an organization would need a lot of financial support, a lot.
     
  6. OSUDDS

    OSUDDS Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    i heard barry has a trip to mexico and in some cases students from other schools can attend. maybe dr feli can provide more info?
     
  7. OSUDDS

    OSUDDS Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    i heard barry has a trip to mexico (for a week or so) and in some cases students from other schools can attend. maybe dr feli can help out with this?
     
  8. Dr_Feelgood

    Dr_Feelgood Guest 10+ Year Member

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    Many schools have missions, heck DMU even has a global health program. The issue I see is while you get the experience it may not be what you want.

    As we have discussed previously DPM is a unique degree. Podiatry only exists is a few countries; heck, DOs really only exist is America. Most countries only have MDs. So you will be pushing the envelope if you want to get DPMs into doctors without borders, or to start your own international organization for DPMs. You could get lots of support and it could be very exciting, but it will be a lot of work.
     
  9. cool_vkb

    cool_vkb Member 2+ Year Member

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    Why would you wanna go to South Asia to serve the needy. There are many places in USA where there are poor people who need help.

    Going for a trip for 1-2 months is different than going on a 1-2 yrs to a country like Indonesia or Malaysia. People from there are running in huge numbers and migrating to western countries and you want to go in middle of there:laugh: I'am myself from india and when i visit india. i get so bored that always i cut my trip short and come back to US. I wudnt go even for $10000000 for 1-2 yrs outside USA or western world. yeah going for a 1-2 month is a very plausible. But 1-2 yrs are too long.
     
  10. narkotiks

    narkotiks 2+ Year Member

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    it is admirable, you must admit. props for wanting to help out:thumbup:
     

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