The World Pediatric Project (WPP) is an organization mandated to provide pro bono surgical service for pediatric patients. Each month, WPP sends brilliant surgeons and their highly trained teams from the U.S. to our island to volunteer their time and help the children on St. Vincent and the Grenadines who have been flown in. The WPP, through their generous consideration for our support, hosted a CME on November 13 that was attended by SJSM students and those from other universities.
The CME was able to draw the attendance of more than 60 medical students, a majority being from SJSM. The high turnout of the CME shows the students’ vast interest and eagerness to learn from the surgeons that come to St. Vincent on their mission. We have secured an invitation from the WPP to their future CMEs in order to have the opportunity to learn about pediatric pathology from top U.S. surgeons! MD2 and MD3 students Samantha, Helena Steffen, Ndidi, Mehran Mortazavi, Hari Nandakumar, Ahsan Jalil and Pete Haftkowycz took the lead in the WPP deliberations.