Saturday, 14 May 2011

Four weeks to departure

I am an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Medicine. Four weeks and four days from now and I will be on my way to Kathmandu. This will be my 10th trip to Nepal since 1999. The first time I went primarily to walk in the mountains but I have returned again and again because of the people and the culture of this wonderful country.

Sponsored this year by AHED I will be co-directing the Cardio block to the first year medical students in the Patan Academy of Health Sciences ( along with Dr. Jason Waechter (Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at U of C) and Dr. Bibiana Cujec (Cardiology U of A). Our Cardio Block Director at Patan Academy is Ms. Mili Joshi.

I recognize that some of you may not be familiar with the education or a cardio content, so here are a few acronyms I will be using from time to time:

Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)
Cardiovascular (Cardio)
University of British Columbia (UBC)
University of Alberta (U of A)
University of Calgary (U of C)
Problem Based Learning (PBL)
Kathmandu University of Health Sciences (KUMS)

I'll add more as I think of them.


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