A nation's strength relies on its people's health. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this clear to all. Unprecedented disruptions occurred because millions of people got sick or were in danger of getting infected.
The medical industry's heroic efforts to contain the transmission, treat the sick and develop vaccines enabled the world to push back.
Health experts are essential today, as they will be in the future. However, graduate medical education is problematic for many students who are keen on pursuing this career path. The Everest Foundation was created to help them achieve their goals.
The Residency Bottleneck
Of all the medical school graduates applying for residency, only 29% have relevant experience to show in their CV. Most of the applicants lack vital exposure to matters that could help them in their post-graduate training.
This can be traced to the shortage of opportunities to research the topics they are interested in. The result is stunted growth in medical research and innovation for future doctors.
There is also a scarcity of openings for residency in teaching hospitals due to a persistent lack of funding. Brilliant minds are held back by systemic issues.
The Everest Foundation tries to ease the bottleneck by supporting teaching hospitals in expanding their residency programs.
This grassroots development enables more medical graduates to get experience in their chosen specialties. With a more significant number of residents in training, the industry can expect more qualified doctors in every field of endeavor.
The Everest Foundation extends its support to the vulnerable areas in America where the presence of health workers is sorely needed. It is a clever solution that turns a perennial problem into a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Part of the Cure
It takes a long time to become a doctor. Many aspirants falter along the way, not because of their faults. The current system is simply inadequate and inefficient.
The Everest Foundation aims to be part of the cure to systemic ills in graduate medical education because positive changes in this sphere have a massive impact on the rest of the world.
They provide much-needed assistance to all levels: talented individuals, schools of medicine, and vulnerable communities. They know that many forces are already striving to make a difference, but they need help to achieve their aims.
As a global non-profit organization, it runs a scholarship program, builds local medical partnerships, and raises funds for projects worldwide. All these efforts honor the legacy of Dr. Edwin A.D. Everest, who passed away in 2008.
The foundation bears his name and continues advocacies as an educator. His wife, Mrs. Bimla Everest, leads the organization and serves as chairperson. Dr. Michael Everest and his wife, Agata Everest, are president and CEO.
The tradition of caring for the future of medicine lives on thanks to the family and the countless people who believe in their work.