Global Health Electives & Rotations

This course is a four-week clinical elective at the Nicaragua Medical Center in El-Viejo, Nicaragua sponsored by OneWorld Health. The course will involve Monday through Friday clinical shifts of 8 hours (9 am-5 pm) in the outpatient, urgent care, and emergency medicine settings in El-Viejo, Nicaragua, as well as the Emergency Department of the University Medical Center in Leon, Nicaragua. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow physicians in Chinandega, Nicaragua. http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com/education/UME/yr4/Catalog_Year4/courses/MDCOR846.pdf

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/...