Encore.org - Lisa Carron Shmerling
Excerpt from Encore.org:
“Older workers are like a cocoa-powdered chocolate truffle. Kind of dusty on the outside, but full of good stuff on the inside.”
Imagine a cross between Match.com and the Peace Corps – but with the objective of matching seasoned volunteer physicians eager to share their knowledge with clinics that provide care to the underserved.
The result would be The MAVEN Project - short for Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network. MAVEN’s audacious goal? Building a national corps of volunteer physicians to address the unmet medical needs of vulnerable populations.
Our unique approach recruits semi-retired, newly retired and other physicians from U.S. accredited medical schools, and matches them with clinics that provide medical care to underserved populations for remote medical consultations, education and mentoring via telehealth technology.
MAVEN’s goal is not just to provide the medically underserved. We also hope to enhance the lives of the growing numbers of senior volunteer physicians who want to remain part of a vital physician community and to give back to society. An encore of sorts!