The Underserved Medicine Seminar is one of the 6 programs of Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM). This class, like all of the work of DWW-SBSM, is a collaborative and volunteer effort. None of our speakers are accepting honorariums or any financial rewards to participate in teaching this class. They have all volunteered their time and come at their own expense to share with you because they are passionate about caring for the underserved and about educating the next generation of humanitarian healers. DWW-SBSM is a grassroots volunteer organization and the teaching of this seminar is consistent with the values of the sponsoring organization.

Most of the lectures were recorded and will be uploaded soon.  To get realtime updates join the official Facebook group for the course.

Download the Winter 2012 course syllabus and schedule here.

For questions regarding the class, please contact us.

Winter 2012 Speakers

Jason Prystowsky, MD, MPH, 1/10/2012

Lecture Title: Without Borders/Without Walls – Global and Local Principles of Humanitarian Medicine; Lessons Learned from Caring for Populations Displaced by War and Poverty

Congresswoman Lois Capps,  1/10/2012

Lecture Title: Health Care Policy; How Principles of Health and Healthcare Delivery are Created into Law

Parveen Parmar, MD, MPH, 1/17/2012

Lecture Title: Cameroon to Burma: Using Epidemiology to Document Human Rights Violations

Matthew Waxman, MD, FACEP, 1/17/2012

Lecture Title: Primary Care of the Medically Indigent in Los Angeles County Emergency Departments

John Harry Gunkel, MD, 1/24/2012″]

Lecture Title:  Walled-­‐In: Health Care Under Occupation

Sara Lary, DO, 1/24/2012

Lecture Title:   There and Back Again: One Doctor’s Winding Road

Richard Eisner, FAIA, 1/31/2012

Lecture Title:  Lessons from the Response to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Takashi Wada, MD, MPH, 1/31/2012

Lecture Title:  Foundations of Public Health

James O’Connell, MD, 2/07/2012

Lecture Title:  Reflections from the Streets of Boston: Lessons Learned over the Past 25 Years

Julie DeRose, MFT, 2/07/2012

Lecture Title:  Working with the Chronically Homeless: An Integrated Approach

K A Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, 2/14/2012

Lecture Title:  The Role of Surgery and Anesthesia in Austere Settings

Amy Moore, MD, OBGYN 2/14/2012

Lecture Title:  Addressing Health Disparities in Women’s Health; From the Navajo Nation, to Haiti, to Sudan. . . Going Where the Need Is

Guy Stofman, MD, FACS, 2/21/2012

Lecture Title:  Treating Difficult Wounds in Primitive Environments: Pitfalls and Obstacles

James Withers, MD, 2/21/2012  (watch lecture video)

Lecture Title:  Seeing Things From the Outside: The Origins of Street Medicine

Sara L. Doorley, MD, 2/28/2012

Lecture Title:  From Oscar Romero to Cesar Chavez: Lessons Learned from the Field of Liberation Medicine

Maria Angela Soto, 2/28/2012

John Tveten, 3/6/2012

Lecture Title:  How I Became a Doctor, My Work in Indian Health

Kim Evans, 3/6/2012

Lecture Title:  Working with Those Who Serve: A Discussion about Military Culture and Issues Facing Those Returning from War

Simon Fox, 3/16/2012

Lecture Title:  The Medicine of Compassion: Four Core Skills for the Human Side of Human Health Care for the Underserved

Mark Lepore, MD, 3/16/2012

Lecture Title:  International Underserved Medicine: Hospitalito Atitlan, Guatemala



Collaborative Partnerships: University of California, Santa Barbara