More Than I expected
My experience with Elective Africa was more that I would have ever expected. Even if I was only able to participate for 2 weeks. I had the time to work in 2 departments general surgery and obstetrics + gynecology where I met wonderful people to assist me in my learning. I would participate in ward rounds, clinic duties and had exposure to the theater. More importantly, I had the chance to understand the challenges that health professional face in offering health services. Talking of outside the hospital, many activities were organised, including Swahili lessons, visit of snake park. The program was flexible to organize a 3 day trek to Mt. meru which I highly recommend.
As I was traveling alone security was my main priorities and EA was very good at making sure I feel safe and would accompany me to all my activities which allowed me to do as much as I wanted. It was truely a pleasure to get to know Tanzanians and especially the team that was taking care of me during my placement and it was a very unique relationship that we developed. I had a special experience in Arusha and I definitely plan on coming back