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July 10, 2014 // By Katie Delach // Comments

Lessons Learned from Down Under

International Education // Transplant

At Penn Medicine, we’re fortunate to offer world-class care to our patients, and have facilities that can support groundbreaking research that works to shed light on some of the biggest questions facing medicine today. Often, our faculty and staff are able to take their skills to the far corners of the globe, helping patients around the world with debilitating diseases or injuries. As we recently reported in Penn Medicine magazine, our doctors have been on medical missions in Haiti, Nicaragua, Vietnam, and around Africa, just to name a few.

However, sometimes the best thing we can do for our patients is to offer a willingness and eagerness to learn from our colleagues across the globe; and that’s just what Kevin Carney, MSN, CRNP, CCTC, Nurse Practitioner in the Penn Transplant Institute, did when he went to Australia to learn about lung transplantation.

With the help of a travel scholarship from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), Carney recently embarked on a trip to The Alfred Hospital in Victoria – a trip that was more than six years in the making. Read more ...

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