January 2019 marked the start of the 25th anniversary year for the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ (SMHS) Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP). Since 1994, IMP’s academic and clinical exchanges have left an indelible mark on the more than 12,000 GW and international faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and students.
Postpartum hemorrhage — in which a woman experiences heavy bleeding after giving birth — is a rare but serious condition that, if not treated quickly, can result in shock and death. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), postpartum hemorrhage accounts for about 10% of maternal mortalities.
When he entered his third year of medical school at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Rapp got his first glimpse of the desperate need for medical care around the world by participating in a medical mission as part of his MD curriculum.