We are honored to announce that A DOCTOR OF MY OWN: The First Medical Students of Namibia has been selected for screening at the 10th Addis International Film Festival from May 5th-May 10th, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The film festival is organized by Initiative Africa (IA), a local nonprofit organization working on advancing quality education for all in Ethiopia and in Africa. More information about the Initiative Africa can be found here.
The Addis International Film Festival seeks to use the power of documentaries and short films to support innovative ways of creating awareness of social issues. More information on the specific details of the A DOCTOR OF MY OWN screening will be available at the Addis International Film Festival’s website.
We are happy to announce that the next screening of “A Doctor of My Own” will take place at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 6 PM in Springfield, IL. The event will be hosted by the SIU School of Medicine Global Health/Medical Education Interest Groups and the Academy for Scholarship in Education. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring global health experts Dr. Edem Agamah, Dr. Careyana Brenham, Dr. Jerry Kruse, and Dr. Anneke Metz.
For more information about the screening at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, visit the event webpage here!
We are thrilled to announce a screening of “A DOCTOR OF MY OWN: The First Medical Students of Namibia” at the University of Texas Medical Branch at 5 PM on October 15th, 2015 in Galveston, TX. The film screening is hosted by UTMB PASS (Pan-African Student Society) and UTMB SIGHT (Students Improving Global Health Together).
The purpose of PASS is to foster a broad based educational goal that will involve socio-cultural awareness, community service, cohesiveness among members, and increasing academic success among members. SIGHT is a student organization at UTMB focused on health and medicine for the underserved, both locally and internationally. To learn more visit the SIGHT website here.
We are pleased to announce our upcoming screening of “A DOCTOR OF MY OWN” at Washington University in St. Louis on September 22nd, 2015 in St. Louis, MO at 7 PM. A panel discussion with global health experts Dr. Shanti Parikh, Dr. Peter Benson, and Dr. Indi Trehan will follow the event. The documentary is featured as part of Global Health Week 2015 and is sponsored by the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, the Office of the Provost, the Brown School, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, and the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
For more information about the event, visit the Washington University in St. Louis Institute for Public Health event page here!
Check out filmmaker Trisha Pasricha and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine professor Quentin Eichbaum‘s article in the journal Annals of Global Health on the documentary film and the importance of medical education in developing countries!
We are thrilled to announce the screening of A DOCTOR OF MY OWN at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at 12 PM on May 6th, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. The screening will be hosted by the African Public Health Network (APHN) in the Becton Dickinson Auditorium (W1020) and will feature an in-person discussion with film director Trisha Pasricha.
The film screening is part of the highly celebrated “Faces of Africa” event hosted by APHN, the Department of International Health, and the J.B. Grant Society. “Faces of Africa” is a weeklong celebration of African culture, arts, and cuisine with this year’s theme of “Empowering Africans to champion change within the health system.” For more information, visit the African Public Health Network website here.
We are pleased to announce that the Cornell Global Health Student Council will present a screening of “A DOCTOR OF MY OWN: The First Medical Students of Nambia” on April 20th, 2015 at 7 PM in Ithaca, NY. The screening will take place at MVR G71. For more information, please visit the website of the Cornell Global Health Student Council here and the screening Facebook page.