College of Medicine Uganda Clinical Elective

The course consists of 18 eight-hour shifts at the One World Health Masindi-Kitara Medical Center (MKMC) in Masindi, Uganda. During each shift, the student will interact with patients and learn how to perform a focused H&P. The student will focus on how to order appropriate diagnostic tests and formulate a differential diagnosis while focusing on the many limitations of medical care in the developing world. The student will work closely with the attending on duty and learn how to treat and manage many various illnesses and injuries including tropical diseases. The MKMC Medical Center in Uganda operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and sees over 2,000 patients a month on average. The student will have the opportunity to work in Emergency and Urgent care, inpatient care, outpatient clinical care, OB/GYN care, and surgical care. Furthermore, the student will have the opportunity to participate in laboratory diagnostics as well as ultrasound performance and interpretation. If the rotation falls during one of four PMI short-term mission teams to Uganda, the student will have the opportunity to join the team in remote mobile clinic locations. For more information, http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com/education/UME/yr4/Catalog_Year4/...