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On World Health Day, a Look at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Efforts to Promote Sustainable Healthcare Worldwide
Two Guatemalan medical students, Haddit and Telmy, will spend two months completing a research elective with Carolinas HealthCare System.

For decades, Carolinas HealthCare System, in collaboration with the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, has facilitated the delivery of healthcare services worldwide and of medical education, for international healthcare providers, in our Charlotte-based facilities. 

Since 2010, the System’s International Medical Outreach Program has hosted more than 50 international healthcare professionals from Central America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

These foreign physicians, technicians, nurses, students and administrators have observed, trained and exchanged ideas in the areas of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, cancer, emergency medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, critical care and anesthesia.

They spend anywhere from one week to three months training and for the duration of their trip are housed at a guest house located by the Carolinas Medical Center campus.

Currently, Carolinas HealthCare System is excited to be hosting two Guatemalan medical students from Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala. The students, Haddit and Telmy, will spend two months in our laboratories completing a research elective as part of their medical and dental school programs. They have been working closely with scientists and researchers in Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute and in the Department of Oral Medicine on projects of national significance and of great medical impact.

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