Today was a normal day and many similar acute cases from yesterday were also present today. I was also able to do Dr. Arthur’s notes (she wanted to see if I could type fast)! Overall, this week in the pediatric OPD was very successful. I was able to learn and do many things that pushed me out of my comfort zone. I never thought I would be able to examine patients, take their history, and also come up with a diagnosis but Dr. Arthur was able to put a checkmark on all of these things. She taught me a lot and I sincerely thank her and Dr. Ellen for a great week! Dr. Arthur asked me to be on the lookout for medical conferences in the US as her dream has been to attend one. I promised her that I would do that. Back at home, I went shopping on my own for the first time (normally I go with another cohort member) to gather a few things. In the evening, I played the Ghanaian version of Ludo with Geegy and I unfortunately lost. It’s a lot harder than the regular version if you ask me. With that being said, I will sign off and see you all tomorrow!
This is a picture the OPD room I was in all week long. You’ll notice that there are two computers on the desk (one for Dr. Arthur and one for Dr. Ellen). This meant that there was always two patients in the room speaking with either doctor. In the U.S., it’s typically one on one.