Pamela Paulk

About Pamela Paulk

President Pamela Paulk oversees Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s enterprises, including developing sustainable international health collaborations with affiliates in nearly 20 countries and providing medical concierge services for thousands of international and out-of-state patients. Click here to learn more about Pamela.

Posts by Pamela Paulk:

Health Help Wanted

Health Help Wanted

We’re facing a global shortage of 17.4 million qualified health care workers—2.6 million doctors and more than 9 million nurses—according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Half of all hospitals today are operating with personnel deficits. Health care professionals’ willingness to relocate—even halfway around the world—for better career and educational opportunities is lessening some health(...)

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Download on Telehealth

Download on Telehealth

As you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your phone is in your hand or at least within close reach. People everywhere are reliant upon—maybe even addicted—to their smartphones. This trend in our globalized world opens up great opportunities to improve health and health care. The evolution in technology—including online transactions, electronic medical records and(...)

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New Mindset, New Models

New Mindset, New Models

Arab Health Congress is the largest health care conference in the Middle East. It takes a year to plan and attracts more than 100,000 attendees and 4,000-plus exhibitors from nearly 160 countries around the world. JHI has participated in the congress for nearly 15 years. Representatives from across Johns Hopkins participated in this year’s event(...)

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Where It All Started

Where It All Started

New collaborators often ask why we formed Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and I love telling our story. JHI’s origins go back to the 1990s and a small group of people who cared for the unique needs of patients coming to The Johns Hopkins Hospital from around the world. The initial idea was to provide these(...)

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What Lies Ahead?

What Lies Ahead?

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” Every day, clinicians and researchers from Johns Hopkins are creating the future of health care. They are researching the roots of health and applying breakthrough discoveries to promote wellness and provide better treatments. At Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we(...)

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Brain Drain or Gain?

Brain Drain or Gain?

Health care professionals have always been attracted to developed countries in search of better career and educational opportunities, political stability, and greater personal freedom, among myriad other factors. However, we’ve seen this trend go up significantly in recent years. The perceived need to relocate starts early for young people who dream of becoming nurses, physicians,(...)

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No One-and-Done Endeavors

No One-and-Done Endeavors

We recently started a discussion about how institutions such as Johns Hopkins are creating international collaborative health programs to help steer us out of a global health care crisis affecting individuals, health systems and communities worldwide. We can approach collaborations to raise health standards globally in many ways. And a number of organizations—including internationally known(...)

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The Future of Health Care Globalization

The Future of Health Care Globalization

We know what globalization means. Boundaries between countries disappear, giving way to single global markets for labor, manufacturing, finance and service. Money, goods, people, ideas and information mix in unprecedented ways, shaping our lives today and opportunities for tomorrow. But what does it mean for health care? When we talk about the globalization of health(...)

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Mobilizing the International Collaborative Health Base

Mobilizing the International Collaborative Health Base

Senior leaders like me here at Johns Hopkins Medicine International want to engage with you about the biggest ideas and most challenging questions in our international health space. Please take a minute to share your thoughts in the comment section on what topics and trends in international collaborative health you’d like to read about and(...)

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