A Rare Privilege

As my elective plans fell through, I organized a last minute four week medical placement with Elective Africa in Mombasa Kenya. I was pleasantly surprised at how seamless and stress-free the whole process was. I requested and was placed in A&E for 2 Weeks and Psychiatry for 2 weeks. In doing so I received exposure to the cultural, legal, psychological and hands-on procedural aspects of medicine I was seeking. It was such a privilege to access that level of understanding as a non-Swahili-speaking-not-yet-doctor foreigner!

As a bonus, I also got to go on the safari of a lifetime which EA also organised for me.

It is rare to encounter people who deeply care about and genuinely love what they do – I highly recommend EA to you.

Calina Ouliaris

Sydney Medical School