Beyond the Bedside: A Journey from Clinician to Healthcare Leader

Dr. Yohannes Mengistu

From the rural district hospital to the bustling capital city, Dr. Yohannes Mengistu’s medical journey in Ethiopia has been nothing short of transformative. In this blog, join Dr. Mengistu as he shares the challenges, rewards, and insights gained while transitioning from a dedicated clinician to a healthcare leader. Discover the delicate balance between providing quality healthcare and driving improvements within Ethiopia’s fragile healthcare system.

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Medical Families and Money Clubs: The Importance of Financial Literacy by Wenny Lin, PhD

We welcome back Wenny Lin, Ph.D. this month, who shares some wonderful ideas for all physician families, no matter where you are in the journey. Wenny is passionate about career development and personal finance topics, and she writes at Women in Pharma Careers. She is currently accepting invitations for “free” steak dinners. My husband decided […] Continue reading →

Tips for Managing Long-Distance Medical Family Relationships by Wenny Lin, PhD

At our wedding, my partner gave a speech that recounted the approximately 50 flights we’d taken to visit each other during the five years of our relationship spent long-distance. Even after we got married, we continued living in different states for another year while he finished his PhD and I completed my postdoctoral fellowship.  Finally, after […] Continue reading →

A Year with COVID-19 in Ethiopia, Africa

By Dr. Yohannes Mengistu In my previous blog published a year ago on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa,” I tried to anticipate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on Africa, including the obvious health care crisis and the direct or indirect effect on the economy, leading to an even greater economic plunge. Moreover, […] Continue reading →

The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa

By Dr. Yohannes Mengistu Since the March 11, 2020 announcement of COVID-19 as pandemic by the World Health Organization, those of us who live in Africa have been told to stay put and “prepare for the worst” by WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Even though Africa is fortunate to be at a less advanced stage […] Continue reading →