Dr. Mark Holterman Works to Improve Pediatric Care in Vietnam

Skilled in 18 different areas of medicine Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric and general surgeon. He is also the founder, Chief Medical Officer, and CEO of Mariam Global Health a company that works to bring the latest regenerative medical technology to the global market.

As part of his goal to improve medical technology around the world, Dr. Mark Holterman works with the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN). IPSA C-VN is devoted to improving pediatric care in Vietnam running multiple programs geared towards bringing medical professionals, equipment, and other medically necessary items to Vietnam.

To satisfy the need for skilled medical personnel in IPSA C-VN created its International Scholar Program. This program offers Vietnamese medical professionals opportunities to study in the United States. To avail themselves of this program applicants must produce a letter of reference focusing on their desire to improved healthcare.

Those who are chosen spend two months studying at American medical facilities. Their education involves research and clinical work. A $2500 disbursement is provided to cover the cost of traveling to the US.

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Upon their return to Vietnam, participants in the program must conduct a presentation for IPSA C-VN boosters. The subject of the presentation is an account of the time they spent studying in the US and an outline of their strategy for improving the healthcare available to the children of Vietnam.

Financial donors and volunteers are critical to the success of IPSA C-VN. Volunteers work at medical schools and treatment facilities conducting classes, rendering patient care and performing surgery. Learn more about Dr. Mark Holterman at dialdish.com.

To qualify would be volunteers must hold a valid passport that will remain in force for at least six months after their arrival in Vietnam. They also have to produce a curriculum vitae (CV) a document summarizing their education and skills.

From May of 1976 to September of 1980 Dr. Holterman studied at Yale University and was a National Merit Scholar. His other accolades include: NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, the American Diabetes Association’s Innovative Research Award, and has been recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors six times by Castle Connolly. Read more about Dr. Mark Holterman at Ideamensch.