Medical students will have the opportunity to rotate in different specialities such as Internal medicine,Emergencies,paediatrics,Surgery etc.They will be also going for dailly ward rounds from 8:00am with consultants.Students attending this program will n
- Mombasa, Kenya
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- 1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
- Program Description:
- Medics To Africa organizes elective programs for senior medical students in their 3rd,4th & 5th year of study in medicine.Students will rotate in different specialties including clinical medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, critical care, general and orthopedic surgery, E.N.T, ophthalmology and radiology.
Students are taken for ward rounds in a manner that helps them attain real life exposure and integrating theoretical knowledge. They will follow the supervising doctors and consultants to enable them draw and understanding of diverse aspects relating to cared of patients such as relevant history taking in various body systems, physical examination, relevant laboratory investigations and their interpretation, arriving at pertinent diagnosis and appropriate treatment measures.
Several procedures in the clinical medicine and pediatric rotations may be viewed, including administrations of various injections, lumbar punctures, insertion of intravenous cannulae, nasogastric intubation, lymph node biopsies, etc. students may also observe in various general and orthopedic surgeries.
Within obstetric and gynecology department, students will be allowed to view various procedures, which may include normal deliveries, cesarean sections, tubal ligations and several others. Programs start at eight in the morning till one in the afternoon. A lunch break of one hour is observed till two in the afternoon when the Students's resume their duties at the hospital.
The programs is based at the rural hospital in Migori. The hospital is about 70 kilometres from the famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve in Kenya & about 500kms from the city of Nairobi. Students coming on this program will spend one night in Nairobi on arrival and then proceed to the Masai Mara National Game Reserve for 3 days enroute to the hospital.
After the program, Medics To Africa will take you to Bamburi beach for a 3 days holiday in the coastal City of Mombasa.
Medical students will have the opportunity to rotate in different specialities such as Internal medicine,Emergencies,paediatrics,Surgery etc.They will be also going for dailly ward rounds from 8:00am with consultants.Students attending this program will need to bring with them their dean's letter allowing them to do the program. On arrival you will be met at the airport by one of our representatives and depending on time and airport of arrival,they will proceed directly to the hotel where they will stay overnight before proceeding to the hospital.
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa and Kenyan culture. -The enormous satisfaction of learning,helping and knowing that you have made a difference. -New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development. -An entry on your Resume or CV that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market. -And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
- Setting Description:
- Our medical program itinerary will take you to rural hospital at St.Joseph Mission hospital in Migori,which is located in western part of Kenya,then to the famous Maasai Mara National Game Reserve for 3days-2 nights & Bamburi Beach in Mombasa for 3days stay. At the Bamburi Beach where the students are hosted at the end of their medical program,there are endless sights and activities which you can engage in during your last days in Mombasa. Some of those popular activities in Mombasa include the following: 1.BOAT RIDING- taking a relaxing boat ride out to the coral reef to feed the fish or taking a day excursion to swim with the Funzi dolphins.Besides,there is always an endless list of water sports such as jet-skiing, scuba diving, kite surfing,and banana boating which canalso be be enjoyed. 2.Beach Camel Riding- Out on the beach are a number of Boranas and Samburu (Kenya tribesmen) who hire out camels for a ride on the sandy beach for a small fee. This gives a feeling of traversin