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Storytellers: Becoming the First Neurointensivist in My Country

By Dr. Toufic Chaaban It was 2:00 AM at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, moments before a long trip to the United States. I was drinking coffee and trying desperately to distract myself. At the time, I was 30 years old, recently engaged, and a fresh graduate in pulmonary and critical care. I was on my … Read More

FAIMER Fellow Becomes Medical Education Leader in India

Dr. Anshu always wanted to be a teacher, but her parents had another career in mind for her. “I come from a family of teachers who know that teachers don’t necessarily live comfortable lives, so they encouraged me to join medicine,” Dr. Anshu said. “Once I finished my MD, it was natural for me to … Read More

Storytellers: Impactful FAIMER Fellowship Opens Doors for Cameroonian Educator

Dr. Aminkeng Leke frequently heard the same issue from final-year nursing students at Biaka University Institute of Buea in Cameroon when they returned to school following their required community internships: the need for diabetes screening in rural communities in Cameroon. Name: Aminkeng Leke, PhD Title: Research Associate Institution: Ulster University, United Kingdom FAIMER Fellow: International … Read More

Storytellers: FAIMER Experience Was an Epiphany for Award-Winning Educator

Whether you call them epiphanies or “aha moments,” Dr. Gang Xin experienced several of them, both as a FAIMER Fellow and later as a faculty member for the International FAIMER Institute and Regional Institutes in China. Dr. Xin is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Director of the Center for … Read More

Storytellers: Dr. Josè Frantz Shares Her Passion for Developing Herself and Others

Dr. Josè Frantz has a gift for mentoring people and helping them meet their full potential. Evidence of that gift is reflected in the number of master’s and doctorate students she has advised over the years and the national honors she has received. Name: Josè Frantz, Ph.D. Title: Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation Institution: University … Read More

Storytellers: Dr. Uttara Koul

Name: Dr. Uttara Koul Home Country: India Training Site: Rush University Medical Center, Illinois Specialty: Neurocritical Care Journeys in Medicine Blog Post: Doctors with Borders “I know without a doubt that our world will survive this pandemic. Lessons will be learned, and we will wear the scars of the fight like medals.” — Dr. Uttara … Read More

Storytellers: Dr. Omesh Toolsie

Name: Dr. Omesh Toolsie Home Country: Trinidad and Tobago Training Site: Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts Specialty: Sleep Medicine Journeys in Medicine Blog Post: Critical Care Training in NYC, as COVID-19 Doctor and Patient “I consider it an honor to have served as a critical care fellow in NYC alongside some of the best people I … Read More

Storytellers: Dr. Shreya Doshi

Name: Dr. Shreya Doshi Home Country: India Training Site: Sinai Hospital, Maryland Specialty: Pediatrics Journeys in Medicine Blog Post: Is Self-Care on Your To-Do List? “I wanted to come here because I wanted to pursue training in a different environment, have new experiences, and new training opportunities, and also work with people from a diverse … Read More

Storytellers: Dr. Wail Yar

Name: Dr. Wail Yar Home Country: Saudi Arabia Training Site: Cleveland Clinic, Ohio Specialty: Sleep Medicine Journeys in Medicine Blog Post: Engineering Medicine Inside Out “Five years ago, I decided to come to the U.S. to get a better learning experience and high-quality training. During these years I realized that what makes education and training … Read More

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