Follow-Up

Providing care in a changed world

Exotic travel is nothing new for David Hilmers, M.S., M.D., M.P.H. Hilmers has already landed in dozens of countries as a Marine pilot and orbited the Earth 400 times on the space shuttles Atlantis and Discovery. But for Hilmers, an assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, the chance to go to Bolivia as a Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health is appealing. The former astronaut looks forward to learning about tropical diseases like leishmaniasis during two months working in a Bolivian hospital.Sponsoring established physicians like Hilmers is new for Yale’s International Health Program, which has been sending residents overseas since 1981 [“A World...

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