~ Sierra Leone ~
wow. Loved seeing those pictures!Amazing.Amazing work you do.Love, love, love following your stories.
Hi Sandra,I happened upon your blog while reading about emergency departments in Africa. I'm a medical student studying in Australia at the moment, and am trying to figure out what to do for my elective rotation next year...I was wondering if you could give me some insight into what the emergency department at the hospital you work(ed?) at was/is like? Would you say that the pathology you see is similar to that of any other emergency department in developed countries? What is the best and worst thing about working at your hospital? Is there much opportunity for medical students to get involved [seeing patients/procedures/etc]? Is there a good library there? Are the doctors happy/willing to teach?Sorry about the barrage of questions, I was just so happy to find out you worked in Africa!Grace
@Jody THANKS!@e I'm still in Sierra Leone in the government run Children's Hospital, working for an NGO (Welbodi) Pathology is different to developed world in many ways although you also see the typical childhood illnesses. Malaria and severe anemia are seen daily, which is different. And children come in much more sick. There are a lot of bests and worsts. And right now I am not working clinically, but doing more coordination/medical management and only helping out in the ER now and then. Medical students do come to the hospital but it is all arranged through the medical school (COMAHS) in Sierra Leone. If you would like more information, let me know your email address.Sandra
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