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Day #2 of Pediatrics

Today’s day began with a 2 hour child mortality meeting with the Ghanain medical students. We discussed 10 different cases. Many of these cases contained children who only lived for about a few days. This was very upsetting to see. After the meeting, I resumed my work with the nurses logging in vitals and other patient data. Many of the patients were familiar from yesterday so I was aware of their diagnosis and medications. It was nice for me to get a scope of how the doctor progressed with the medications. I then did more work and then went home at 3:00pm. Today was a very relaxed evening as many people in my cohort had work to do including me. I have been noting down different diseases and medications that have come along my way. I find myself researching more about these things at home. Tomorrow, I hope to explore Cape Coast a bit more and also interact with the neighbors!

This is a picture of the outside of the hospital. Definitely feels more like a college campus than a hospital. The different buildings represent the many unique wards.

7/9/19

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