What is Street Medicine?
Street Medicine is the term used to define a collaboration of professionals who deliver health care and related services directly to people living and sleeping on the streets and in austere environments. The term street medicine was coined by pioneer Dr. Jim Withers, one of the leaders in the movement, and one of the inspirations behind the creation of Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine.
by Vivian Bui and Pasha Rahbari Dr. Waxman wearing a protective hood. Image from UCLA Newsroom. Dr. Matt Waxman, MD, FACEP, DTM&H, is the Associated Residency Director for UCLA-Olive View Emergency Medicine [...]
By Matt Sumethasorn and Pierre Kobierski Doctors Without Walls' new Mobile Medical Clinic. If you've seen a large white van with the words “Santa Barbara Street Medicine” sprawled across the side, you've probably [...]