Feedback from Dr. John Wald, MD
Summary of ASNR Visiting Professor Trip to Brazil
Dates of visit: September 10 – 20, 2017
Sao Paulo/Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The host group was extremely welcoming in both Sao Paulo and Rio. On my first day on campus, I spent the morning session interacting with residents and fellows in a Socratic case-based teaching session. I gave two didactic lectures at a CME evening meeting, including multiple members of the host Radiology group. Second day included a visit to a second hospital, additional case-based teaching sessions, and the travel to Rio.
In Rio, I participated in multiple case-based learning sessions with residents. In addition, I gave 3 – 4 lectures on topics which included spine tumors and CSF leak: Diagnosis and Treatment. The host Radiology group transported me to and from venues, and they made sure I felt safe and welcome in all environments. They are an amazing, growing organization. I am sure I learned more from them, than they learned from me. The education I received included both Radiology and business areas of focus.
I am hopeful that the relationships developed during this ten-day visit will be maintained for a lifetime. I would strongly recommend continued engagement with this group. They are excellent partners.
John Wald, M.D.