“By putting some money into a horizontal program, like emergency care, that touches on all specialties, [you] can really strengthen the whole health care system itself.”
GEC Executive Director, Dr. Heather Hammerstedt, was recently interviewed on EM:RAP – the Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives, a monthly audio series for Emergency Medical practitioners. EM:RAP features a world-class faculty from around the globe, presenting a range of EM topics in a tightly edited audio format.
On the podcast, Heather discusses the origins of Global Emergency Care and why the leadership chose the current organizational model to train nurses as non-physician clinicians in low-resource settings. She also talks about the successes and challenges of creating something new while learning from colleagues, partners, and students along the way. Please enjoy the interview below!