UCSF on site faculty in Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)

Investigator: Yousef Turshani, MD

Location(s): Northern Mariana Islands


Lead faculty in resurecting a resident rotation for UCSF pediatrics residents in Saipan. Acted as on-site mentor and Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on the Pacific island of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), hosting internal medicine and pediatric residents. In this capacity I have both lived in Saipan, and supported other residents who have been posted there, setting up curriculum, acting as primary preceptor during outpatient and inpatient rotations as well as admin liasion, and develping a viable telemedicine system. The clinical scope of the posting included neonatal intensive care, outpatient, inpatient and transport medicine.