PO was involved in several initiative in Bhutan, a country that had only two practicing pathologists. Victor Lee, with the help of the Los Angeles Society of Pathologists, sponsored one of pathologists for 15 months of advanced training at Los Angeles-USC Medical Center with the goal of increasing his expertise and enabling him to introduce new technologies in his home country.
PO also consulted with the Bhutan Ministry of Health on issues of laboratory improvement, quality assurance, and human resource development. As part of that work they implemented a laboratory information system (donated by CompProMed), developed a volunteer program to provide short-term support for the pathology and clinical laboratories, and continued annual training sessions for cytotechnologists.
Lastly, PO was involved in rotations for internal medicine residents and medical students; supported the development of continuing education for physicians and nurses in chronic disease management, nutrition, diabetes, and dialysis; and upgraded radiology training.