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Global Perspectives Film Series

Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.

The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.


Upcoming Film

A Doctor of My Own: The First Medical Students of Namibia

  • Thursday, October 9, 2014
  • 12:00 noon CT
  • ACB 240

Sub-Saharan Africa carries 24% of the world's burden of disease, but only 3% of the world's healthcare workforce. By some estimates, 100 medical

schools will open across Sub-Saharan Africa within the next decade. But will they succeed?

 

Capacitating medical education and training is quickly gaining momentum as a sustainable part of the solution to stemming the healthcare

emergency in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Doctor of My Own explores the emerging stories of students at the newly opened University of Namibia School

of Medicine in Windhoek. Fresh out of organic chemistry, the students will trek to rural villages, training with patients who have never before

met a doctor from their own country. The challenges are enormous–and so is the pressure. Some students will leave in the brain drain, never to

return. Yet buried in the sea of endless patients and faced with unexpected responsibilities, a few may rise to find their calling. And if they

do, medical education will revolutionize healthcare in Africa. 


 

 

Previously Viewed Films

Fall 2014


 

Summer 2014


Spring 2014


Fall 2013


Summer 2013


Spring 2013


Fall 2012


Summer 2012


Spring 2012


Fall 2011


Summer 2011


Spring 2011


Fall 2010


Fall 2009


Summer 2009


Spring 2009


Fall 2008


  • If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome.  Contact: globalhealth@ttuhsc.edu or call 806.743.2900.
  • All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library.  Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.

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