"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve" Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Future Is Now

Dr Francel Alexis graduated in 2004 from the Medical School of Haiti State University.  He subsequently completed a year of general internship then rendered his one year of mandatory year of social service to his country.  He subsequently completed 4 years of an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the same university where he went to medical school.
Francel is currently engaged in a 14-month Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship comprised of spending 8 months at the CURE Hospital in the Dominican Republic and 6 months here at Hopital Adventiste under the tutelage of Dr Terry Dietrich.
Here at Hopital Adventiste, Dr Alexis divides his time between very busy clinics and the operating room where he has proven to be an eager student.  Francel would like to eventually private practice as the only Haitian fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in his country.
Pictured below is Dr Zeno Charles Marcel who recently graduated from the Universitad de Montemorelos in Mexico.  ZJ is currently fulfilling his year of social service by working with Dr Dietrich here at Hopital Adventiste.  ZJ's goal is to complete an orthopaedic  surgical residency in the United States and eventually return to serve in an underserved nation such as Haiti.
Jonathan Mills, pictured on the left in the image below, is a 2nd year medical student at Loma Linda University. During his summer break between first and second years, Jonathan has spent several weeks volunteering on the orthopaedic service here at Hopital Adventiste.
All three of the aforementioned gentlemen have been performing in an exemplary fashion and have increased our productivity immensely.  Their enthusiasm, energy, and willingness to serve have been greatly appreciated. It appears that the spirit of volunterism in our speciality is alive and well and the future is indeed bright.  


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