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Military Medical Veterans and Volunteers- Making a Difference in Ukraine with the GSMSG

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

In this episode, we speak with the founder and President of GSMSG, Aaron Epstein, MD. The mission of the organization is to provide expert care and education around the globe in austere locations and Dr. Epstein talks about their recent experiences in Ukraine. GSMSG is made up of many military medical veterans and other volunteers with a variety of experiences, including special operations medics as well as trauma surgery specialists. Dr. Epstein describes how the team assists the local providers on the ground in Ukraine and how they interact with the Ukrainian Medical Systems. He provides a behind-the-scenes look at what kind of combat injuries are being sustained in this conflict and describes the challenges, needs, and opportunities for medical care and education in this warzone. He discusses how for many veterans with unique healthcare skills honed on the battlefields across the globe, this opportunity allows them to continue to serve after leaving the Service. He also provides information on how to get involved in volunteering or supporting GSMSG.

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