Glow in the Park 2018

DWW-SBSM is sad to announce that we will not be hosting the annual “Glow in the Park” this 2018 year. Given the wake of the Thomas Fire and the Montecito Debris Flow, we not feel that this event was a good fit for this year. We are excited about having this event in 2019. [...]

July 16th, 2018|

Another Milestone

By Vivian Bui   This year marks the ten year anniversary of Doctors Without Walls–Santa Barbara Street Medicine. Ten years later, DWW–SBSM has expanded the way healthcare is directly delivered to the most vulnerable people in the community of Santa Barbara. DWW–SBSM is grateful to our volunteers and to the wonderful partners that have helped [...]

June 10th, 2018|

Lompoc Clinic: A Year of Growth

By Christopher Stathis It all started on a warm Saturday, August 13th, 2016. Patients in Lompoc started to receive care from Doctors Without Walls- Santa Barbara Street Medicine. This population was identified thanks to the help of Jeff Shaffer who gave a tip about the need in Lompoc. After a scouting mission from Jason Prystowsky [...]

June 10th, 2018|

The 11th Annual UCSB Underserved Medicine Seminar

By Matt Daly   “Health is Hope. And Hope is Everything.” – Haitian Proverb The Underserved Medicine Seminar continues to grow each year. In Winter 2018, a total of 282 students flocked to Buchanan 1910 on Tuesday evenings to listen to a variety of inspirational speakers who traveled to UCSB from across the globe. This [...]

June 10th, 2018|

Doctors Without Walls Alumni Spotlight

Morris Aguilar was formerly Packs Logistics Coordinator with Doctors Without Walls from 2015-2016. Now, Morris is currently a medical scientist training program (MSTP) student at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.     Sean Nguyen was Volunteer Coordinator of Doctors Without Walls from 2016 to 2017. He is now a first year medical student at the [...]

June 10th, 2018|

A Closer Look at Street Health Outreach

By Raquel Tenorio Street Health Outreach, or SHO, has been a part of the Isla Vista community for less than 10 years, but the impact it has made in the community has been outstanding. The organization was started by Doctors Without Walls volunteers with a mission to provide basic care to the houseless in Isla [...]

June 10th, 2018|

KTYD Rock the Docs Radioathon

By Matt Daly In an effort to support humanitarian medicine in Santa Barbara, KTYD on-air talent led by Lin Aubuchon, Dennis Mitchell, Bill Pesso, and the other members of the KTYD tribe will be broadcasting live from the patio of the Benchmark Eatery, one of Santa Barbara’s favorite downtown hotspots. The radioathon, benefiting Doctors Without [...]

November 10th, 2017|

The Word on The Street

Friends, Colleagues, and Fellow Humanitarians, On behalf of Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM), we invite you to read this issue of “The Word on the Street” the official newsletter of our organization.  DWW-SBSM is dedicated to providing free, volunteer medical care for the most vulnerable of Santa Barbara County, when and [...]

November 10th, 2017|

McKesson ‘Community Hero’ Award Granted to DWW Volunteer

By Matt Daly   McKesson Corporation is the largest and oldest pharmaceutical company in the United States. Every year, McKesson recognizes their most deserving employees with an annual ‘Community Hero Award.’ This award is given out based on philanthropy and volunteer work. In May 2017, Kaci Wilhelm, a Doctors Without Walls volunteer, received this honorable [...]

November 10th, 2017|

Doctors Without Walls Brings Healthcare to New Heights

By Matt Daly & Julia Lee On Saturday, September 16, Doctors Without Walls invited the community to attend the fourth annual Glow in the Park fundraiser in Elings Park. This wonderful event serves as a unique opportunity for community members to meet the faces behind the organization and converse with volunteers about their experiences providing [...]

November 10th, 2017|