Where do I start? Preparing to serve in International Medicine
Workshop » MEDICAL MISSION TRAINING AND PREPARATION
Sean Mark, MD
Description: There are many needs throughout the world especially related to global health and international medicine. There are also many challenges and barriers that young trainees or practicing medical professionals face when trying to serve in this field. Often times the needs and challenges can seem overwhelming and many have difficulty knowing where to start. This break out session focuses on practical first steps that can be taken in preparation for medical mission work. Dr. Sean Mark uses illustrations from his own life and interactive group discussion to equip participants to overcome challenges and be launched into international medical service.
Sean Mark MD, DIMPH, a native to Kansas City, is a senior Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He and his wife Kirsten have a passion to serve the forgotten people of the world by demonstrating the compassion of Jesus through medical care, public health efforts, and the preaching of the gospel. Sean became involved with the Institute for International Medicine (INMED) early during his medical training and completed their Diploma program in International Medicine and Public Health (DIMPH) in 2017. Through INMED he has done medical mission work in Honduras and East Asia. He now serves as an INMED faculty member equipping students and medical professionals to serve the forgotten. Sean is the proud father of 5 beautiful children, and he hopes to bring his whole family to the mission field in the coming years.