Our chapter of RAD-AID was founded in Fall 2014 with the goals of contributing to efforts to increase radiology care and access around the globe and furthering resident education in international health.
Wake Forest first began its foray into international radiology when Claire Alleyne, a fourth year radiology resident at the time, spent a month working at Kijabe hospital in Kenya in January 2014. Her experience was educational, enlightening, and rewarding; and it opened the door for another resident to return. In January 2015, Kathryn Milks, a fourth year radiology resident, returned to Kijabe hospital for her own opportunity to contribute to and learn about international healthcare.
We hope to continue to solidify our partnership with Kijabe Hospital and send one senior radiology resident annually.
Our program is currently in the process of becoming a teleradiology site to read international studies for Partners in Health Haiti, Mirebalais Hospital. Voluntary participation of radiology residents and faculty allows an additional opportunity for independent learning with a greater breadth of pathology, small group teaching sessions with faculty, and a chance to serve those less fortunate in the international community. Stay tuned for details!