“It’s true that, depending upon which community to ultimately decide to call a second home, you might just be the only medical professional available to meet the needs of multitudes. The more remote the community in a developing country, the less likely it is to have a Western-trained medical professional. You are likely to be very welcomed in your new community, but you should also expect to be viewed as an outsider and treated as such until you’ve established yourself and proven your abilities. You’ll need to work with the community’s healers and find common ground in the provision of patient care. Once you’ve proven your worth, you should expect to be working around the clock. ”
The above is an advertisement from Gap Medics. However, it did not take an advertisement for Dr. Sarh A. John to begin serving the underserved. After a life-changing traumatic health crisis and years of restoration, she felt she had no other choice but to share her medical talents differently.
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