Archive for December 2004

First Aid Kits for Travelers

Published by December 7, 2004

Eliot C. Heher, MD If you travel internationally (or if you travel in the US and like to be well prepared), I would seriously consider packing some first-aid items or even an entire kit. Pharmacies generally aren’t as convenient overseas as they are in the U.S. (for example, 24 hour pharmacies are much harder to […]

US and British Medical Degrees Explained

Published by December 3, 2004

Eliot C. Heher, MD International travelers, particularly Americans, are sometimes surprised to learn that many physicians around the world don’t have an “M.D.” degree. The reason for this is that upon graduation from medical school many physicians around the world receive an MBBS or MBChB–degrees bestowed under traditional British medical education. To complicate matters further, […]