After graduating from the School of Medicine at New York Medical College, Dr. Rebecca Martin served as a volunteer physician from 2013 to 2015 in a hospital located in the Annapurna Himalayan foothills of western Nepal. It was a life changing experience that included the 7.8 earthquake which struck Katmandu in 2015 pushing her skills, knowledge, and compassion to an even higher level.
She shares all of this in her amazing memoir, Though the Darkness: Medicine, Missions, and Meeting God in Nepal, several copies of which are available at the Phillip Capozzi, M.D., Library.
Rebecca A. McAteer Martin, M.D., ’08, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at NYMC, and a Palliative Medicine Consultant at Westchester Medical Center. She is also a faculty advisor of the NYMC Center for Human Rights, the Family Medicine Interest Group, and the Peer-to-Peer Committee.
We welcome Dr. Martin to the Skyline dining room on Wednesday, January 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a wonderful evening.
Join us, ask her your questions and hear about all she learned during her time in Nepal and continues to learn today.
This will be a virtual and in-person event. But since seating is limited, please register in advance by visiting our RSVP link.