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Family medicine building bridges

  • Season: Season 3
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Foreign-exchange program for doctors improves clinical skills here and abroad

Episode Notes

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They describe the program as bi-directional: The Providence Global and Domestic Engagement department sponsors family medicine residents from across Providence’s seven-state health system to gain skills not available in the U.S. context to practice at the Mangochi District Hospital in Malawi. Meantime, family medicine registrars from Malawi's Kamuzu University of Health Sciences travel to Seattle for training not available in the Malawian context at the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency. Splitting their time between the two locations are faculty members Anna McDonald, M.D., and Jacob Nettleton, M.D.

The goal: Address global health inequity.

We examine a macro view of what happens when there's a collaboration and a sharing of human resources, building bidirectional medical rotations, and where learners are teachers and teachers are learners.

Additional Information:

Global & Domestic Engagement | Community Partnerships | Providence

Capacity Sharing in Malawi

Malawi Global Health Program/Swedish Family Medicine Residency

Wonca— Global Family Doctors

AfriWon— Africa chapter of Wonca

Seed Global Health

♫ Mojo by the Malawian musician, Driemo (Official video)


  • Amos Mailosi M.D.
  • Charles Hassan M.D.
  • Anna McDonald M.D.
  • Carrie Schonwald MPA MSW
  • Seán Collins


  • medical education
  • Malawi
  • behavioral health
  • international exchange
  • Mangochi District Hospital
  • bi-directional learning
  • Swedish first hill family medicine residency
  • HIV
  • international partnerships
  • kamuzu university of health sciences
  • family medicine
  • whole-person care
  • seattle
  • pocus point of care ultrasound