Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Logan Banks will host a live webinar, and they will discuss international medicine and, in particular, practicing medicine in Burundi. Dr. Brown will lead a Q&A discussion with Dr. Banks. Dr. Banks will share his experiences with practicing medicine in Burundi by answering a series of questions by Dr. Brown.
1. Describe the factors that might attract someone to practice international medicine and, particularly in Burundi.
2. Identify the biggest hurdles someone might face when practicing international medicine.
3. Describe extra training that someone might need or be required to take to practice international medicine in a country like Burundi.
4. Describe the health risks that someone might experience when practicing international medicine in a third-world country like Burundi.
5. Explain what it was like to be the first Osteopathic Physician to practice in Burundi.
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.
The MAOPS Education Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt. If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can then submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
Dr. Michael Brown is a graduate of AT Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed a medical residency in Family and Community Medicine at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. He currently works full-time for Meritas Health in Smithville, Missouri, where he practices Family Medicine. He is the former Assistant Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Medical Director of Telemedicine for Mosaic Life Care. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventative Medicine.
Dr. Brown was the first physician to begin providing direct-to-consumer telemedicine in Missouri. He built a team of providers who continue to give care remotely to patients throughout rural northwest Missouri. His interests include innovative ways to deliver health care to his patients and increasing physician satisfaction with electronic health records.
Dr. Brown lives in Smithville, Missouri, with his wife and seven children and continues his family tradition of beekeeping. He also enjoys photography and running, two beneficial skills for any beekeeper. Dr. Brown will be ending his term as President of MAOPS in the next month. His leadership during this challenging year in dealing with the pandemic has been instrumental as MAOPS switched its CME focus to virtual learning.
Dr. Brown discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.
Logan Banks DO is a full-time medical missionary serving in Burundi, East Africa. He is a professor of Family Medicine and Obstetrics with Hope Africa University and serves as Director of Medical Education at the university’s rural teaching hospital, Kibuye Hope Hospital. He is also adjunct faculty with Cox Family Medicine Residency in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Banks attended medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Cox Family Medical Residency, in Springfield, Missouri, following by a fellowship in international family medicine. Dr. Banks is passionate about education and raising up the next generation of doctors and leaders, particularly in Africa.
Dr. Banks discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.
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