Elective in The Oncology Department, Shaare Zedek Hospital Medical Centre, Jerusalem

Shaare Zedek Hospital is located next to Har Herzl in southwest Jerusalem and is the fastest-growing hospital in the capital. The hospital has 1000 beds and treats over 600,000 patients a year in over 30 inpatient …
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Published in General News, on March 22nd, 2017


Elective in The Anaesthetics Department, New Somerset Hospital, University of Cape Town Medical School, Cape Town, South Africa

As part of my elective I spent just over three weeks in the busy anaesthetics department of New Somerset Hospital, a public hospital based in the picturesque Waterfront area of Cape Town. I had a number …
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Published in General News, on March 22nd, 2017


Elective in Primary care, Roatan, Honduras

Introduction

When deciding elective destinations, I searched for a placement where I could make a contribution, whilst gaining confidence in my clinical skills in a challenging environment with limited resources. Clinica Esperanza on the island of …
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Published in General News, on March 22nd, 2017


Elective in The Trauma Unit, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto

In December 2013 I left the UK bound for Johannesburg for my medical elective in the Trauma Unit of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto. Affectionately known as Bara, this vast hospital is the only one …
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Published in General News, on March 21st, 2017


Elective in the Plastic Surgery Department, Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Centre, Jerusalem

I undertook a medical elective in Jerusalem, Israel. This involved six weeks in the Plastic Surgery Department at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Centre.  Plastic Surgery was my chosen speciality in this elective, because I have …
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Published in General News, on March 20th, 2017


Elective in the Emergency Room, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Going into my elective, I had the following learning objectives:

1. To consolidate clinical skills needed for practical procedures such as cannulation and venepuncture, using equipment that may initially be unfamiliar.

2. To gain an understanding …
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Published in General News, on March 20th, 2017


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