Heart Care International Medical Missions for 2020

Dear Colleagues,
Please see the information below from Dr. Kenneth Remy for an international clinical experience. Please note this opportunity is limited to PICU trained doctors with cardiac experience who speak English (and possibly Spanish). If you are interested please send your updated resume to Dr. Keny Remy at kremy@wustl.edu.

Good afternoon friends,

Happy New Year! I am reaching out as the ICU Captain for Heart Care International’s trips to El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, and now Ecuador for 2020. We are very excited about our ongoing work to train and capacity build for local site sustainability As such, I am getting ready to schedule our ICU doctors for the 2020 year. I am reaching out to see if anyone is interested in joining our Heart Care international team on one of our missions to Mexico or Peru (more to follow on Ecuador).

The 2020 dates are as follows:

March 8-13 surgical week
March 14-18 Post Operative week
September 13-19 Surgical week
September 19-23 Post Operative Week

Nov 1-6 Surgical Week
Nov 7-11 Post Surgical Week

May 3-13th

The website for the group is http://www.heartcareintl.org/

Please email me directly if you are interested and I will send you more details.

Please also list your order of interest for the trips that you can attend. Individuals will need to complete an application and make an annual donation (tax-deductible) of $250 dollars. Logistically, your airfare, hotel (shared at times with another medical volunteer), and 2 meals a day are covered by HCI (you do not pay anything out of pocket). We just ask for the annual donation.

Generally, for the medical missions, we are looking for a minimum of 5 days with the average being 6 or 7 days. Our medical mission trips generally are ten days to two weeks with cardiothoracic surgeries occurring for the first 5 days and then about one week of post-operative care. We provide 24 hours in house coverage in the ICU and generate a flexible schedule to have the ICU team to have time to explore the country for some nights or days. The trips are intellectually stimulating and very rewarding. They also offer great opportunities for research, quality improvement, and other such ventures. I also ask that you give a lecture while in-country. Although Spanish is always a plus, it is not mandatory

I also like to bring one senior fellow on the trip when there is room.

Please feel free to forward to interested friends!

Kenneth E. Remy, MD, MHSc.
ICU Captain
Washington University in St. Louis
Critical Care Medicine

Asya Agulnik, MD, MPH
Director, Global Critical Care and Eurasian Regional Program
Department of Global Pediatric Medicine
Division of Critical Care
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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