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Sydney Medical School
New South Wales
Elective Africa allowed me to undertake my final year medical elective at Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. The pre departure support was exceptional and I felt well prepared for the experience. The hospital challenged me academically and provided me many opportunities for improving my clinical skills. Accomodation was very comfortable and staff were always available to help with daily life in Mombasa. In addition to the hospital, Elective Africa facilitated Swahili lessons, visits to local communities and orphanages (and even Christmas lunch!). I can also recommend Skydive Diani and Baracuda Diving Centre for weekend adventures!
Sydney Medical School
New South Wales
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 ...
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 ...
Great Shadowing Experience
This opportunity was given to me by a partnership between my university (Princeton University) and Elective Africa. I worked in Levolosi Health Center, a public clinic in Arusha, mainly in the minor theater, where I assisted and later oversaw other performing minor procedures such as cleaning/dressing wounds, sutures, and circumcisions. The doctor in charge of the theater, Dr. Jonas, was very informative and kind, and instructed us in basic skills such as changing dressings and wrapping wounds at first, and later more complicated tasks such as assisting directly in circumcisions. Since I had an 8 week internship, for the first ...
Missouri State University
A Trip worth the spend
Elective Africa allowed me to make a real difference in Arusha. I was able to shadow in many different areas and do many things I never could have done back home. Volunteering in Tanzania was rewarding in many ways. This experience has changed me in more ways than one and I will remember it for the rest of my life. I highly suggest volunteering abroad and doing so with Elective Africa.
A.T. Still University
Jefferson St, Kirksville,
MY Pre-Pa Experience
My experience in Kenya was absolutely amazing and I would go back in a heart beat. I went to Mombasa and worked in Coast Provincial General Hospital. It is a larger hospital and you have a lot more opportunity. I was worried when I first found the program that I would maybe just be observing or something. That was definitely not the case at all. As a Pre-PA I was paired with a Clinical Officer there, which is our equivalent to a PA pretty much. I spent my four weeks going around the different wards ...
Wong Chrisity Wai Yan
The University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam
A Once in a Lifetime Experience
1. What are the main reasons as to why you choose Kenya as your destination of choice?
In my opinion, having clinical attachment in developing countries is the best experience in medical school. The health care system and diseases in developing countries are entirely different from that in developed countries. It would be the best chance for me to learn tropical disease and HIV related diseases in Kenya. If I have elective in other countries e.g. England, I could not appreciate the difference of health care facilities and resources between Hong Kong and developing countries
2. What was your general expectation as ...
University of Nottingham
My Name is Tanya Raven a second year Mental Health Nursing Student from The University of Nottingham in England.
Mmmh okey, I was looking for a place in Africa to work within the gender based violence. In the course of my search elective Africa came up and appeared to me as the best opportunity for eme and this opportunity packaged in the way I desired was present in Kenya and Mombasa Kenya to be precise. It was easy for me therefore to choose it as it presented what I exactly wanted.
1. What was your general expectation as you travelled to Kenya, and ...
University of Arizona
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An Incredible Learning Experince
My four weeks at Mt.Meru Regional Hospital OBS&GYN Department have been an incredible learning experience.The doctors and staff have been welcoming and willing to teach.The department is extremely busy and there lots of opportunities for hands on including deliveries. Where Elective Africa really shines is with their program Coordinators. Our Coordinator in Arusha has been outstanding. He has gone above and beyond to make our experience here unforgettable. I would recommend EA to any Senior Medical ...
Simon Ho, Thomas Yang and Andrew Albantow
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Forget injuries, never forget kindness
Before arriving at the Elective Africa residence we did not know what to expect, but as soon as we arrived and was greeted by staff, we felt welcome. The program was very well organised, We were given an excellent orientation of the hospital and area. Elective Africa contributed to the great experience we had in Kenya, We were able to make friends with not only the multiple international students at the residence but also with the ...
Elective Africa is a leading organizer of educational and Expedition travel programs to Africa. Our mission is to provide unique experiential learning trips with a global perspective.
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