Zambia

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Mwandi Hospital
Mwandi
Surgery

Dr. Michael O’Brien, Department of Surgery, makes an annual two-week trip to the village of Mwandi, on the Zambezi River in southwest Zambia, volunteering in the local Mwandi Hospital, a 50-bed rural facility. Dr. O’Brien takes one 4th/5th year medical student with him to assist in general surgical and medicine responsibilities. The student must have completed both surgical and medicine clerkships and express a strong interest in international health. Costs are subsidized in part by The Yale Surgical Society, but students are also expected to contribute.

Mwandi Hospital is a rural 50 bed hospital located in the village of Mwandi, on the Zambezi River, midway between Livingstone and Sesheke, in the southwest corner of Zambia. The medical experience would primarily be surgical but students would be caring for patients with infectious and medical diseases as well.



Participants

2017

  • Valerie Luks 

2016

  • Joshua Rosen

2015

  • Lise Tchouta

2014

  • Paul Bagi

2013

  • Oluwarotimi Okuhade

2012

  • Adam Sang

2011

  • Kiavash Nikkhuo

2010

  • Matthew Hornick

2009

  • Jill Rubenstein

2008

  • Jonathan Lu

2007

  • Heather McGee