Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 9

Fernando Vazquez ’18 writes about the Urban Health Scholars’ visit to Teche Action, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), founded in 1974 to provide primary care to the underserved, rural regions surrounding New Orleans. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 8

After a whirlwind morning and afternoon bouncing around the Greater New Orleans Parish, I finished the day off at Luke’s House Clinic in Central City. Since Katrina, Luke’s House has delivered healthcare to the medically underserved every Tuesday. evening. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 6

Having been provided an exciting glimpse into the field of organ transplant, half of the group headed to Slidell Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Slidell, Louisiana, about 35 minutes northeast of New Orleans. SMH is a 229-bed acute care community hospital that has been working to enhance the health of the local community for the past 55 years. We were fortunate to be able to spend the afternoon with Dr. William Jeffrey Long, M.D., FACP, FACC, a cardiologist who graduated from Dartmouth College in 1976. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 5

After a great morning at Project Fleur de Lis, we rushed to Ochsner Health System, which is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, health care delivery system. We were fortunate to be able to meet with Dr. George Loss, and I think we’d all agree that it was one of the highlights of the trip. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 4

On Monday evening, we had the pleasure of having dinner with Dr. Elizabeth Sack, DMS ’10 at Domenica’s restaurant in downtown New Orleans. Dr. Sack recently finished her residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she served as chief resident in outpatient pediatrics. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 3

Monday morning began with a visit to the Interim Louisiana State University Hospital (ILH) where we met with Susan Todd, Angela Davis-Collins, and Paolo Zambito. Susan Todd is executive director of 504HealthNet, an association of 22 non-profit and governmental organizations in the Greater New Orleans area that provides primary care and behavioral health services. Angela-Davis Collins is director of ambulatory care services at ILH and Paolo Zambito is senior vice president for strategy and business development at Louisiana Children’s Medical Center (LCMC) Health. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 2

After leaving an amazing meeting at Tulane Community Health Center, we made our way across town to one of the many Ochsner hospital sites here in New Orleans. Thanks to suggestions from a Dartmouth alum, we were put into contact with Dr. Robert Link, an Emergency Department physiciUHS-Nola-2an who happily agreed to let all 6 of us shadow in the emergency room. Read more

Urban Health Scholars Spring Break 2015 – Pt. 1

In March 2015, six medical students in Geisel’s Urban Health Scholars program went to New Orleans for spring break to experience and learn about the city’s challenging and distinct health care delivery system. In this first post, Chinwe Echeazu ’18 writes about their arrival in New Orleans and visit to Tulane Community Health Center Clinic. Read more