Archive for 06/2013

Summer internship opportunity

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Join The 53rd Week team! The 53rd Week is announcing an additional opening for volunteer summer internship opportunity in global health. We are looking for motivated individuals with an interested in global health and improving the health of marginalized populations. This annual internship will take place in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The duration will be up to four weeks with a minimum of two…

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Call For Support: 2013 Scholarship for Sustainability in Short-Term Volunteer Work

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By Henry Lin, MD and Lawrence Loh, MD MPH The 53rd Week is pleased to announce its annual volunteer scholarship for the upcoming 53rd Week Medical Service Initiative to the Dominican Republic in December 2013.  Over the past seven years, our volunteer teams have worked in La Romana, Dominican Republic, together with the local leadership at the Good Samaritan Hospital and thirty other volunteer…

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One of the better problems to have?

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​By Lawrence Loh, MD MPH-Finally got around to uploading tape from my talk at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine last month. We managed to film most of it, except for a small little portion of the talk where I talked about the work of The 53rd Week in regards to awareness/advocacy, innovation/collaboration, and research into the phenomenon of short-term…

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