This week, Texas Scottish Rite surgeons Dr. Charles Johnston and Dr. John Birch returned to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to provide training for local staff and surgery for complex spine and orthopedic patients. The team have led several past volunteer missions for the PCRF and are part of our Pediatric Orthopedic and Education Training (POET) program, which aims to build the first and only pediatric orthopedic surgery department in Palestine. The team has also accepted several surgery patients from Palestine in Dallas over the years.