AAOS Now, September 2020
Brian S. Parsley, MD, Honored as 2020 Humanitarian Award Runner-up
Brian S. Parsley, MD, FAAOS, has dedicated more than two decades of his career providing orthopaedic services to underprivileged communities, most notably in Guatemala.
Access to Professional Opportunities Improves Skills, Expands Knowledge of Those from Limited-resource Settings
Dr. Bellet, former resident at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania, received support for the education and professional development opportunities through the Health Volunteers Overseas’ (HVO) Wyss Scholarship for Future Leaders in Global Health. HVO is a global health nonprofit organization that provides education and training for health workers in resource-scarce countries.
Near, Far, Wherever Bones Are: Lessons Learned by Orthopaedic Residents During Overseas Stints
International electives are gaining popularity among orthopaedic residents. Most electives represent humanitarian efforts allowing residents to provide care in underserved nations across the breadth of orthopaedic subspecialties. Residents benefit from exposure to advanced pathology not normally seen in the United States.