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RURAL EXPERIENCE

The main goal of this program is to introduce students to rural medicine and provide clinical experience. Students are offered an opportunity to integrate clinical medicine with experience in rural medical communities. It emphasize on patient care management by family physicians in rural settings. The location is normally decided between the community administrator and the student. The most important aspect of this rural experience is gaining an overall understanding of the community in terms of the patients and the culture in which they are living.

WIDER SCOPE

Global Electives Port Limited in liaison with different Community Administrators facilitates appropriate links that would ensure the students are presented with activities that can make them feel more involved with the community. The students therefore are able to; Participate in family medicine and provide patient care in rural communities Gain experience and understanding of the rural communities by understanding their culture Manage patients in limited medical care resources Have an opportunity to compare rural and urban hospitals Experience a different culture milieu Get to understand rural poverty and the pertinent issues at play in public health in developing areas. The students will have an experience with our hospitable communities who will also include them in community events to become familiar with the community members, businesses and facilities. They will also have a chance to speak to local secondary school students who may be interested in health care. The general knowledge that the students gain in rural experience programs and from rural family physicians include; How to manage a practice Working with fewer resources Organising patient travel to the city and the many other aspects that make rural experience interesting. Benefits Opportunity to put theory into practice and helps students realize how much they had learnt. Students develop a wide range of clinical skills as a result of learning by doing. The elective gives the students a unique opportunity to do rather than observe. The local supervising doctors are monumental in enhancing the learning process and experience of medical students. The students experience all challenges of dealing with a wide spectrum of patients, from first encounter to discharge. List of Possible Routines With the help of seasoned and experienced physicians, the students will conduct the following; Practice doing stitches Help diagnose bowel obstructions Taking blood pressure readings and taking patients history Learning and doing the aspects of surgery, radiology, endoscopy, emergency, obstetrics and family medicine.Global Electives Port Limited in liaison with different Community Administrators facilitates appropriate links that would ensure the students are presented with activities that can make them feel more involved with the community. The students therefore are able to; Participate in family medicine and provide patient care in rural communities Gain experience and understanding of the rural communities by understanding their culture Manage patients in limited medical care resources Have an opportunity to compare rural and urban hospitals Experience a different culture milieu Get to understand rural poverty and the pertinent issues at play in public health in developing areas. The students will have an experience with our hospitable communities who will also include them in community events to become familiar with the community members, businesses and facilities. They will also have a chance to speak to local secondary school students who may be interested in health care. The general knowledge that the students gain in rural experience programs and from rural family physicians include; How to manage a practice Working with fewer resources Organising patient travel to the city and the many other aspects that make rural experience interesting. Benefits Opportunity to put theory into practice and helps students realize how much they had learnt. Students develop a wide range of clinical skills as a result of learning by doing. The elective gives the students a unique opportunity to do rather than observe. The local supervising doctors are monumental in enhancing the learning process and experience of medical students. The students experience all challenges of dealing with a wide spectrum of patients, from first encounter to discharge. List of Possible Routines With the help of seasoned and experienced physicians, the students will conduct the following; Practice doing stitches Help diagnose bowel obstructions Taking blood pressure readings and taking patients history Learning and doing the aspects of surgery, radiology, endoscopy, emergency, obstetrics and family medicine.
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