Archive - November 9, 2012

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A Peace Corps for Doctors and Nurses
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Ann Stevens Interviewed on CNN

A Peace Corps for Doctors and Nurses

[Today’s Chronicle of Higher Educationhas an article by Katherine Mangran entitled “Would-Be Doctors Will Get More Opportunities to Study and Teach Abroad.” It is about  the Association of American Medical Colleges new Global Health Learning Opportunities,  directed by Dr. Janette Samaan. In the large world of the Peace Corps connections, Dr. Samaan is the older sister Laurette Bennhold-Samaan  the Peace Corps’ first Cross-Cultural Specialist (1996-2001). Janette is also married to an RPCV. Another session at the recent San Francisco meeting featured a new Peace Corps for doctors and nurses program which will send its first participants to teach in medical schools in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda next summer, 2013. Here is the full article by Katherine Mangan] Fourth-year medical students would find it easier to spend a year abroad, and recent graduates could have student loans forgiven while training medical faculty in developing countries, under two new programs highlighted here at the annual meeting of the Association of American . . .

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Ann Stevens Interviewed on CNN

Ann Stevens was interviewed on CNN’s “Out Front” last night. Joanne Roll (Colombia 1963-65) one of our bloggers on this site captured the link to the “Out Front” program. Ann mentions the Peace Corps towards the end of the interview. Briefly, she said that the Peace Corps Community, Volunteers, staff and RPCVs are looking for the best way to honor her brother by increasing cross-cultural awareness and appreciation.  That is not a direct quote; but the efforts of the Peace Corps Community were acknowledged by her. She said this in the context of a conversation she had with a high ranking official in the State Department. Here is the link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2012/11/09/erin-bts-anne-stevens-intv.cnn  

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