From Evanston to Uganda: Delivering Health Care to the Developing World – Ken Schaefle, M.D.
Ken Schaefle was born in Evanston. In Evanston, he attended K-12 schools and Northwestern University, graduating in 1990. Between 1990 and 2006, Ken and two partners created and managed a thriving comedy business in Amsterdam, until he had a change of heart and decided to go to medical school. He was 36 when he started taking the core courses he would need to apply and 40 when he started. What motivates a person to make such a momentous change? To take such a risk? That’s what we will find out, as well as learn about delivering health care in the developing world. You won’t want to miss this conversation with one of Evanston’s own.
By the way, the risk was worth it. Ken is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and a member of the Global Health faculty. He spends 3-4 months a year in Uganda teaching American medical students how to diagnose and treat patients without the extensive technology commonly used in American hospitals.
Taped in Evanston, IL on October 13, 2020 and made possible by the Levy Senior Center Foundation.