"health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right"
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Who We Are
John is a third year medical student at the American University of the Carribean, considering a career in infectious disease or pediatrics. Kevin is a fourth year medical student at the University of Michigan, considering a career in pediatrics. We have known eachother since growing up 3 houses down the block in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Our interest in international health began on a mission trip we both took to the Philippines in 2001 during our undergraduate years at the University of Michigan. From that point we were both motivated to return to the developing world to work to change the inequities we encountered. John traveled to Kendu Bay, Kenya with Operation Crossroads in 2003. Kevin worked with the St. Jude Children's Hospital International Outreach Program in 2004. The upcoming year combines some of our experience with these programs in Kenya and Central America.