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Volunteering time and skills not only benefits the individual or the organization, but it is also personally fulfilling. Woven throughout Yale Urology is the desire of faculty to help others through teaching and providing clinical urologic care to impoverished and underserved communities around the world. 

Most recently, Angela Arlen, MD, pediatric urologist, traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to volunteer at a free hospital as part of a group from IVUmed, an organization that provides medical and surgical training and care in low-resource areas. Dr. Arlen’s medical team screened 80 patients and performed 28 surgeries over five days, working with five pediatric urologists based at the hospital.

In 2017, Peter Schulam, MD, PhD traveled to Nanyuki, Kenya to finalize an agreement with the Laikipia County Health Department, Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital, and Yale New Haven Hospital to send faculty and residents from Yale Urology for short-term rotations. At the time of the agreement, there were no urologists practicing within Laikipia County, so these rotations provide much-needed clinical urologic care as well as teaching and training of physicians, residents, and students at Nanyuki Hospital.