Bridging Cultures to Enrich Global Health
The IPCEA Mission
The purpose and goal of this alliance is to advance global recognition of primary care medicine as the foundation of good health for all patients and to foster the development of the systems required across the planet to provide timely and appropriate access to quality, cost-effective, humanitarian health care for all peoples of the world.
The IPCEA Commitment
This primary care educational alliance, basing its actions and goals around this osteopathic philosophy and its principles will seek to bring together physicians, health care providers, health care foundations, governments, and industries to reach its goal of enriching global health through primary care education.
Would you like to join us?
The IPCEA is always looking to engage enthusiastic, board-certified family physicians with a heart for service, teaching and embracing new cultures. Faculty appointments at an accredited U.S. medical school are required, preferably at the level of associate professor or above. Experience in teaching medical residents and/or medical students is also required.
Understanding the Difference: What is a DO versus an MD?
What is a D.O.?
If you’re like most people, you’ve been going to physicians ever since you were born, but you’re unaware that some or all of them could have been osteopathic physicians, also known as DOs. You may not even be aware that there are two types of complete physicians in the United States—DOs and MDs.