Moving Mountains – An Inspired Effort to Eradicate Disease

10 Mar, 2010

This episode — the SEASON THREE FINALE — aired on March 7, 2010 and is now available on iTunes!

This episode closes Season Three in style, featuring perspectives on medicine from two ends of the medical career spectrum — a physician who has devoted his work to public health efforts abroad, and medical students working to effect change on Capitol Hill.

First, joining the program is Dr. Jon Andrus, Deputy Director for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), part of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2000, he received the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award of the United States Public Health Service, for his leadership in working to eradicate polio in the Americas and Southeast Asia. Dr. Andrus discusses the importance of global health work, as well as his own experiences — the obstacles he has faced abroad, the unimaginable challenge of serving as the sole physician for a district of 210,000 people in Africa, and his inspired leadership in eradicating a disease on two continents.

We also feature a field report from Washington D.C., where Radio Rounds lead correspondent John Corker interviews a fellow medical student in the midst of the American Medical Association’s ‘Lobby Day’ event. We hear about the importance of medical student involvement and advocacy in health care reform.

Finally, the weekly residency segment in this episode features valuable career advice from Dr. Alex Macario, the Director of the Anesthesiology Residency Program at Stanford University.

On behalf of Avash Kalra, Lakshman Swamy, Shamie Das, and John Corker, thanks for listening to Season 3. Feel free to contact the Radio Rounds team by email, .

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