Recap of a Life Changing Experience

Hello everybody! Sorry for not putting this post up last night. For this post, I want to recap and reflect on my four weeks in Ghana. The experience was enriching and is one that will stick with me for the rest of my life. During my stay in Cape Coast, about 150 kilometers from Accra, …

Last day of Pediatrics OPD

I want to start today’s blog with something I mentioned yesterday. It is in regards to sickle cell anemia. Dr. Ellen told me the other day that it’s very common in Ghana and I wanted to know why. The disease is completely genetic and what many Ghanaians don’t know is that one can obtain the …

Routine Work with Some Free Time

The OPD today was very normal as indicated by the first part of this title. Many cases today were all acute coughs and fevers. We did however have a case where two siblings both did a RDT (Rapid Detection Test) and were tested positive for malaria. I was able to learn more about the oral …

Inpatient to Outpatient Pediatrics

Today marked the beginning of my new rotation at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital. Last week, I worked alongside nurses and medical students in the pediatric ward by documenting vitals and patient history. In addition, I sat alongside the students and residents to discuss different child mortality cases. This week, I will be shadowing Dr. …

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