The medical student elective in Africa: advice from the field

Einterz, Ellen M.
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1461
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the preparation of medical students for pursuing an elective course in some hospitals in Africa. He cites that students should choose the right destination and elective course such as collaborative programs between Western universities and hospitals and their counterparts in Africa and mission organizations. He encourages students to keep in touch with Africans after completing their electives to share the results of research that can benefit the community.


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