Global Health Film Series

A Doctor of My Own

December 9, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 109, Parran Hall, Graduate School of Public Health

A shortage of health care workers severely inhibits equitable and universal access to much-needed services in many countries. In Namibia and across sub-Saharan Africa, medical schools are being established to build capacity for medical training. Using a Nikon D800 SLR, Vanderbilt University medical student and former television and film producer Trisha Pasricha captures the experience of some of the first students to graduate from the University of Namibia School of Medicine. Their journey reveals the day-to-day struggles of providing medical education and patient care in Namibia’s rural north — where some people have never met a physician from their own country.