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Thursday, July 3rd

Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine


"Stand up. Tomorrow is yours. You can change the world if you really want" 
- Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation 

On behalf of the communications team at Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM), we would like to thank you for reading this issue of The Word on the Street. This is our newsletter designed to keep volunteers and our Santa Barbara community informed and educated about our organization and issues related to the Santa Barbara homeless community. It gives us the opportunity to hear stories from our volunteers who take time out of their busy days to meet the highest need patients in our community and to hearing stories from the people we serve.

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Maria Long: DWW's New Executive Director

by Sean Nguyen
DWW Communications Coordinator


Maria Long, stops by to talk about her experiences with serving underserved populations in the greater Santa Barbara area as well as her hopes for the street medicine nonprofit organization.
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Seaside with Dr. Jim Withers

by Andrew Giang

DWW Communications Intern

Revered mentor and founder of Pittsburgh’s own Operation Safety Net Dr. Jim Withers takes time to share some valuable insights with the Doctors Without Walls volunteers, discussing his own inspirations and hopes for the future of the street medicine movement.

INT 75: Final Thoughts on UCSB's Underserved Medicine Seminar

by Pierre Kobierski
UCSB student


UCSB premedical student Pierre Kobierski reflects on the highlights of the Underserved Medicine Seminar, led by DWW's Medical Director Dr. Jason Prystowsky alongside a myriad of influential speakers from around the world.

Lessons Revealed on the Street

by Jennifer Ferraez


Our esteemed social worker and Doctors Without Walls volunteer Jennifer Ferraez shares her first hand account of a day in the park clinics.

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