One of the challenges of living overseas and working in the health professions is keeping up our professional credentials. As you have likely heard, over the past few years at least half of the docs on the team have flown back to the States to take Board exams, certifying us to practice medicine within our specialities in the US. Even though we may or may not work in the US in years to come, keeping up credentials is important (and expensive), but keeps many doors open for us. Every doctor is responsible for taking a certain number of credits of Continuing Medical Education each year. Usually these requirements can be fulfilled by attending seminars, lectures, and conferences close to home. But last we checked, Burundi doesn’t offer any CME...
Fellow Serge (WHM) medical missionaries
Shirley, a nurse in Kenya, worked at Kibuye for several years in the 1980s. Monica works with an NGO called LifeNet in Bujumbura.
Loma Linda University classmates!
At the end of the conference, we took a few days to see Athens and experience Greece, a much needed vacation. Eric’s parents came to help out with the kids and visit, which was a special time as well. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible for us!