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Please, fellow bloggers (and normal humans, too) - help me spread this info around. Guys and gals in group practices with good coverage can probably get away for seven to ten days or so. Maybe senior Surgical and Medicine Residents, too. From the Medscape.com home page:
Hurricane Katrina: A call to Physicians and HCP's: The Office of The Surgeon General and the Office of Public Health Emergency has provided a web site for healthcare professionals who wish to volunteer for relief efforts (https://volunteer.ccrf.hhs.gov). The Louisiana Governor has suspended the state licensure requirements so that a physician from out of state only needs a valid medical license and a picture ID in order to help out. Those of you in the field, send us your photos and stories for possible publication in our Hurricane Katrina Alert Center. Contact our editors with your full name, email address, hometown (city and state), a caption for the photo, and your permission for the photos to be published online. Or join our discussion on volunteer opportunities and how health professionals can aid in relief efforts.