HVO team treats cancer patients in Paraguay | Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA
“SGO is looking for a volunteer radiation oncologist to travel with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) to Paraguay”
I read this e-mail with my morning coffee and within hours had volunteered. I have been interested for several years in the challenges of providing radiation oncology services (capital and resource intensive) in middle- and low-resource countries, and considered this to be a unique opportunity.
Worldly Influence | Ebony Hoskins, MD
This is a guest blog based on Dr. Hoskins’ experiences with Health Volunteers Overseas.
As a fellow, I recalled receiving an email from the SGO asking for volunteers to travel overseas to work with medical professionals caring for gynecologic oncology patients. That email sparked my interest, however due to the time constraints of fellowship I did not participate. I knew as an early career gynecologic oncologist that I wanted to expand my clinical interests beyond the United States borders.