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.
- 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
- If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.