April 5 , 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Travel around the world in two evenings during the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s spring Mini Medical School, which will explore issues relating to global health and international medicine. The Mini Medical School, titled “Bringing Global Health Home,” will be held April 5 and 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. both nights. The school, located at 2 Riverside Circle in Roanoke, will serve as the classroom.

April 5 with a presentation by Thomas Kerkering, professor of medicine at the school and chief of infectious diseases at Carilion Clinic. During his 35-year career, Kerkering traveled internationally to put his expertise to work. One of his notable global health-related projects was Ebola work for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone in 2014.

Kerkering will be followed by a series of short presentations by local organizations that are engaged in international medical outreach and education. These will include: TEAM Malawi, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church’s Haiti Project, Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI), Second Presbyterian Church, Kimoyo, Ltd, and Global Health Educators.

On the second night, April 12th, the Mini Medical School will feature a presentation by Cynda Johnson, dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Dave Trinkle, associate dean for community and culture, on the school’s international rotation program for students. This will be followed by lively presentations by fourth-year students who recently returned from clinical medicine electives in Brazil, France, and India. A reception will follow.

Registration for the spring Mini Medical School is $10 for both nights.