In Their Own Voices
Penn Medicine’s community initiatives have always been about real people helping real people. Through a wide array of community-focused programs, our physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff members work together to improve the health and well-being of those in need. In these videos, you’ll meet some of the people who have volunteered time and talent to these programs. Listen as they share their experiences in their own voices.
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Dr. Joe Garland
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Joe Garland volunteers at the Refugee Clinic at Penn Center for Primary care, as well as Prevention Point and Puentes de Salud. At each of these clinics, Dr. Garland serves the health care needs of people who are on the margins of society and experiencing the challenges associated with linguistic or cultural differences.
In this video, Dr. Garland describes the myriad emotions evoked by helping patients at the refugee clinic overcome great adversity, as he and his willing colleagues demonstrate what he calls "the heart of medicine."
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