Mark J. Holterman, Medical

IPSAC-VN International Scholar Program

 

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As a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Mark Holterman, MD, PhD, conducts medical research and teaches medical students and surgical residents. Dr. Mark Holterman also supports the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

IPSAC-VN endeavors to improve the care of children in Vietnam by enhancing health care, using education and training to increase workforce and institutional capacity, supporting academics, contributing material and equipment, and providing surgery in the remote highlands. The IPSAC-VN International Scholar Program helps to accomplish this objective by awarding $2,500 to licensed and in-training medical personnel for educational expenses, travel, and room and board while spending up to two months being educated in the United States. This education involves observing clinical practices or receiving training in transnational research at a medical institution accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The program is tailored to each chosen scholar who has the goal of enhancing the quality of health care at his or her institution in Vietnam. At the end of the program, all scholars prepare a presentation that details the practices they will carry out to improve patient care.

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IPSAC-VN Improving Vietnamese Healthcare with Scholarship Program

 

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An experienced pediatric surgeon Mark Holterman, MD, has maintained concurrent responsibilities as professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and as CEO of Mariam Global Health for the last five years. An active member of his field, Dr. Mark Holterman supports the work of the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

Since its inception, IPSAC-VN has worked toward the goal of sustainably improving pediatric medicine for the youngest residents of Vietnam. To this end, the organization operates several initiatives that provide medical personnel, supplies, and other needed resources to the region.

IPSAC-VN also supports this need by operating its International Scholar Program, which connects local medical professionals with opportunities to obtain further education at learning institutions in the United States. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must furnish a letter from their current institution to highlight their dedication to health care improvement.

All IPSAC-VN scholars receive $2,500 to fund their travels to the United States, where they spend up to two months at a host medical institution. During this period, they either train in medical research or participate in clinical examinations. At the close of the scholarship program, participants return to their institution in Vietnam and speak in front of IPSAC-VN supporters. This presentation must cover both their time abroad and the methods they plan to use in their enhancement of local pediatric health care.

Community Outreach, Mark J. Holterman

Volunteering with IPSAC-VN

 

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Dr. Mark Holterman, an accomplished medical researcher, practitioner, and educator, splits his time between such roles as professor at the University of Illinois and as CEO of Mariam Global Health. Dedicated to helping patients in a variety of ways, Mark Holterman, MD, supports such charitable organizations as the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

To continue helping healthcare professionals in Vietnam improve access to pediatric surgical care and increase their capacity for such care, IPSAC-VN relies on the support of donors and volunteers.

Volunteers offer the most hands-on support of the organization by providing patient care, training, lecturing, and surgery at affiliate medical schools and hospitals in Vietnam. All volunteers must possess a visa and passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of the trip. In addition to this information, medical volunteers must provide the organization with a copy of their professional license and CV.

Once volunteers are accepted, IPSAC-VN suggests that they purchase travel medicine insurance and recommend that they travel to their determined destination at least two days before they are scheduled to start their volunteering. Team debrief is held before the start date and after the end date, and volunteers are responsible for travel, hotel, and other expenses once in Vietnam.

Mark J. Holterman, Medical

IPSAC-VN Grants Scholarships to Vietnamese Medical Students

 

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Mark J. Holterman, MD, is an established doctor focusing on surgery and pediatrics. Currently a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Mark Holterman is also a board member of TargaCell LLC., a biotech startup working with organ-specific delivery stem cells, and actively supports the International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

The International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN) is a non-profit organization that was established to address the surgical needs of children in Vietnam who are unable to attain the help they require. To accomplish its mission, the association partners with Vietnamese specialists and helps to provide the materials, educational resources, and outreach surgery needed.

Additionally, IPSAC-VN works to secure the future medical health of children in Vietnam through its international scholar program. The IPSAC Vietnam Scholarship Program is awarded to a licensed Vietnamese (or in-training) nurse, physician, or medical practitioner and provides them with the opportunity to study at an ACGME-accredited US institution. These institutions can include clinical practices, research institutions, various training regimes, and more, and they are individually tailored to the recipient of the scholarship.

Mark J. Holterman, Medical

IPSAC-VN – Advancing Pediatric Medicine in Vietnam

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Mark J. Holterman, MD, teaches classes on surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. As part of his professional interest in pediatrics, Mark J. Holterman, MD, joins several of his colleagues in supporting the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN).

IPSAC-VN is an international organization of volunteer physicians who are dedicated to improving care for children in Vietnam. Through education, donations of equipment, and ongoing support, IPSAC-VN helps Vietnamese physicians improve the standard of care in their country.

IPSAC-VN recently announced plans for its first 2017 mission to Vietnam. Between March 6 and March 10, clinical teams will visit four hospitals in the nation. They will focus on expanding local programs in the fields of urology, oncology, anesthesia, and pediatric surgery. One of the sites will also be testing a new laminar flow hood, courtesy of the University of Illinois.

Medical professionals who are interested in volunteering can learn more online at www.ipsacvietnam.org/your-support/volunteer-with-ipsac.