A Truly Unforgettable Experience

I had an outstanding and truly unforgettable experience working at Coast provincial hospital in Mombasa with Elective Africa. Immediately when i arrived at Mombasa Airport after thirty hours of traveling, i was met with cheerful waves and smiles of Benard, Carol and Kellsie, our driver supervisor and the other student in the program respectively. While the transition from living in America to Kenya would have been very difficult, i felt extremely comfortable and grew very close to my friend on the program. Likewise our supervisor Carol is very kind, helpful, supportive and communicative ensuring that we always arrive safely at the hospital, were comfortable in our residence and safely explored all that Mombasa has to offer. In addition, Ann our chef is so kind and she prepared three delicious meals for us each day. In regards to my experience at the hospital, I feel i have learnt a huge amount over the past 3 weeks in paediatrics, surgery emergency and OBS and GYN and gained invaluable clinical exposure as a premed student. Each of the doctors i worked with shared their unique style and techniques with me and I was able to try basic skills such as drawing blood or taking vitals as well as having meaningful interactions with patients. Overall, I cant thank Elective Africa enough for this once in a lifetime journey in Kenya.

Grace Fjermedal

University of Notre Dame