“Who’s Taking Care of the Palestinians: Health Systems Issues in Israel and Palestine”
David McRay, MD, is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and a member of the faculty of UT-Nashville Family Medicine Residency Program in Murfreesboro, TN. Previously, he served as the Director of Maternal-Child Health in the Department of Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was responsible for the advanced maternity care curriculum for the residency, oversight of the family medicine obstetrics fellowship, and participation in the global health program (with a focus on Palestine and Uganda). Prior to that, Dr. McRay served as Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Dayspring Family Health Center, a non-profit community health center providing comprehensive family medical care with special attention to the needs of the underserved in three rural counties in Tennessee and Kentucky. During his nineteen years of service in the Appalachian mountains of east Tennessee, Dr. McRay provided the full-spectrum of family medical care, including surgical obstetrics. Each year, he leads a one-month global health elective in Israel and Palestine for medical students and family medicine residents.
Undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, faculty, and students from other schools are all welcome. Sponsored by the VUSM Global Health Organization. Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.