Uganda

Institution

  • Mulago Hospital, Kampala, one hour from Entebbe Airport
  • Affiliated with Makerere University Faculty of Medicine
  • 1500 beds (often at double capacity)
  • 100 FT physicians on staff
  • Article in Yale Medicine, Winter 2008 about this site

Disease Spectrum

  • Broad range of medical and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and tropical medicine

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • ER
  • Community outreach/home visits
  • Present lectures/training/bedside teaching
  • No night or weekend calls
  • Research is not a focus for this medical care rotation

Personnel Needed

  • Internal Medicine

Length of Rotation

  • Minimum of six weeks, including travel from US

Logistics

  • Reimbursement Award amount: $3500
  • On campus housing is provided at a subsidized rate
  • Language requirements: English spoken throughout Uganda, Luganda lessons provided to all scholars at twice weekly lunch session
  • Required paperwork: Ugandan visa, Ugandan Medical License
  • Six 6 week rotations blocks are available; for the weeks starting mid August, end of September, beginning of November in 2013 and mid January, the end of February and the beginning of April in 2014.  Please refer to these dates on the application form.
  • Due to the capacity-building efforts of the Makerere University/Yale University collaboration, there are many coordinated opportunities to experience more of Uganda through outreach opportunities at St. Stephen’s Hospital, Holy Family Nazareth Secondary School and other local CBOs and through other day trips.

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