Nonprofit Matches Volunteer Physicians with Communities in Need


Excerpt from Nonprofit Matches Volunteer Physicians with Communities in Need from American Psychiatric Association:

As the lack of access to health care continues to affect many communities in the United States, especially those in in disadvantaged or rural areas, gynecologist Laurie Green, M.D., believes that the large body of retired or semi-retired physicians in this country can provide much-needed help.

That belief led Green, a managing partner at Pacific Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Group in San Francisco, to launch the Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network, or MAVEN Project.

The MAVEN Project seeks to leverage the networking power of medical school alumni groups—which Green understands firsthand as a former president of the Harvard Medical School Alumni Association—to recruit retired physicians or those downsizing their practices to volunteer their services via telemedicine to community clinics or other facilities that need medical expertise.

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