In response to your recent email of Alumni "around the world", I would like to provide some selective images of my work with Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) Inc in Nepal. Based in Kathmandu and founded by public health worker Anil Parijuli, this NGO provides health care, communication education and income generating programs to rural villages of the Dhading Region of North-Central Nepal.
I have been involved in annual medical trek's since 2009 providing general medical and pediatric care to villagers of Shertung, Lapa and Tipling. As a representative of DHMC and my training in Rheumatology (DMS – HS 1992) I have been able to use my skills as part of medical teams in these villages as well as provide teaching to local village health providers.
My work at HHC has been the most rewarding of my career. Not only is it an offshoot of extending my excellent training by top faculty at DMS (Geisel), but it has allowed me to extend my passion for rural medicine similar to the mountainous environment where I had the privilege to train as a post-doctoral fellow.
For me, Dartmouth has opened a career path that has emphasized quality medical care, teaching skills (through SBM and Departmental conferences) as well as a deep appreciation for the people in the rural and mountainous regions of New England as well as Central Asia.
Dr. John H. Yost (DMS-HS '92)
Department of Rheumatology
Manchester and Lebanon, NH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth