PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com W INTER 2018 59 features THE QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE ▲ ▲ ▲ JANE BRANNEN S ho R tl Y AF te R e MI g R A t IN g FR o M It A l Y to Washington, D.C., in the 1940s, Joseph Aloi, M.D.'s grandmother and her brother became ill. "They were taken care of by physicians — providers that volunteered their time to take care of people without resources in Washington, D.C.," says Aloi, who is chief of endocrinology at Wake Forest Baptist Health. "I'm very much aware that my family experienced the generosity of strangers, so I feel that it's important to help pay that back." Aloi has been able to do just that after finding a nonprofit health organization that made volunteering possible with his busy schedule. He has served annually for almost a decade and a half, proving that even with a full-time workload, physicians can find ways to volunteer. Read on to learn more about three organizations helping physicians serve patients across the world — even from the comfort of their own homes. Reaching the world: International Medical Relief From booking travel plans and learning about another culture to getting the proper licenses and ensuring safety, there is a lot to do to prepare for an overseas medical missions trip. It can be daunting for many first-time volunteers who want to give back, but who don't know where to start or who don't have time to do These medical missions make it possible to give back even with a busy schedule. Mission MEDICINE 2.0

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