BSW Stories - Page 14

The World Classroom For more than a century, education has been a pillar of the Baylor Scott & White mission. Usually, that involves teaching students, residents and fellows in hospitals and clinics across the system. But one physician teacher took learning about health care global with Project India. “This started when a first-year medical student from India approached the Department of Medical Humanities with a dream – one that the university was able to support – in his quest to learn about how to serve the global community in a meaningful and sustainable way,” says Amina Alikhan, MD, an internal medicine physician at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station, affiliated with the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Of Indian origin and born and raised in Texas, Dr. Alikhan understands both cultures and the need for this type of service, as well as the potential impact such an endeavor can 12