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Maki's Blog

Hi! This is Marijan Pejic (but everyone calls me Maki). I'm the creator and administrator of this site. This blog is designed to give you a more complete picture of this website and the events themselves (the International Medical Volunteerism Conferences and the Global Health & Humanitarian Summits). If you’re only going to read two blogs, please read my first two blogs (A Very Good Start and Haiti & Visions for the Website).

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Posted by Marijan Pejic on May 11, 2010 at 6:26 PM Comments comments ()

The IMVC Calendar is finally here. Any member can post any event relating to medical volunteerism on the calendar. I think that this is a step towards becoming the true home of medical volunteerism on the internet.

Hello Summer

Posted by Marijan Pejic on May 6, 2010 at 12:07 AM Comments comments ()

Today was the last day of my final exams for my junior year of college. My junior year has come and gone, and so has the first conference. But, studying and working on the website will still remain part of my schedule. I will be taking the MCAT in July and the website still needs much work.

I've redesigned some major parts of the website. The information from the old conference is now under the Past Conferences tab. I believe that this makes it easier to find everything (esp...

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Day 1

Posted by Marijan Pejic on April 16, 2010 at 1:37 PM Comments comments ()

Today is the first day of the international medical volunteerism conference! I have my PowerPoint ready for F5 to be pressed and I'm about to get ready to drive to Emory. The opening session will take place at Glenn Memorial Church and it will last from 7 pm to 10 pm. Over 1,000 people are expected to be present and I hope to see you (the reader) there!


One more week...

Posted by Marijan Pejic on April 8, 2010 at 9:40 PM Comments comments ()

The date of the conference is quickly approaching. The conference and the website have both had tremendous growth in the last few weeks. I'm very happy that the usage of this website's social networking features have increased. I hope to convince all the other visitors to join in with my presentation in the opening session.

I'll now get back to studying. I'm almost done with my last round of midterms and the website will probably need to be worked on a lot more next week.

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Steady Growth

Posted by Marijan Pejic on March 10, 2010 at 11:10 AM Comments comments ()

I'm very happy with the steady growth of the website. As of today, there have been over 20,000 clicks and people from over 55 different countries have accessed the site. The website has a very high search engine ranking and is in the top 25 under 'volunteerism' for certain search engines. I think that this is amazing considering how many other volunteerism websites and non-medical volunteer activities exist.

You may have noticed a bar at the bottom of the home page. If you a...

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Haiti & Visions for the Website

Posted by Marijan Pejic on January 14, 2010 at 10:13 PM Comments comments ()

As I'm sure all of you know, a catastropic earthquake struck Haiti. There are estimates of as many as 500,000 victims. I am not sure what words could accurately describe this tragedy.

Here is a video of the actual quake (look at the buildings on the left): Video 1

Here is a video of the aftermath: Video 2


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A Very Good Start

Posted by Marijan Pejic on January 14, 2010 at 9:40 PM Comments comments ()

First of all, you might have noticed that my name is a little weird. How do you pronounce Marijan Pejic? Well, both “j”s are pronounced like “y” and the “c” is actually a “ć” which is pronounced like a “ch”.

I was born in former Yugoslavia in 1989. I came to the U.S. under a refugee status in 1999. I realized at some point that I have opportunities in life that people who were born in the same hospital as me do...

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