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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, …

Cape Coast to Accra

This morning, I woke up bright and early to complete my last shift at the teaching hospital. I only worked for half the day today since I had to leave to Accra in the early afternoon. Despite my short shift, I was able to learn a lot from Dr. Armah. We had some new cases …

Last Day in Cape Coast

Today was my last full day in Cape Coast. The hospital was very busy today. I was once again with Dr. Armah. He was in the hospital overnight and was there until the afternoon today. He told me that he’s gone two full days without any sleep. At around 8:00 AM when I saw him …

Rounds at the Medical Wards

Today, I was paired up with Dr. Lovi’s team on their rounds through the male and female medical wards. Dr. Lovi is the head doctor of the team and in addition to him, there are medical students and residents that are a part of his team. Each student/resident would be assigned to a patient or …

Last day of Pediatrics OPD

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 …

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 illnesses. I was able to learn more about the oral drug for malaria. After work, Dominic (nurse from Monday) came over again today to talk more about communicable diseases. I will give a quick …

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. …