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13th Apr

2018

Duration: 4 Dec 2017 to 2 March 2018 Location: South Africa Hospitals and Departments: Edendale Hospital Emergency Department (KwaZulu-Natal) and Tygerberg Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Cape Town) Sawabona my dear friends and medical ...

13th Apr

2018

I undertook my second elective at the Sigatoka Subdivisional hospital in Fiji. It was a small hospital with 40 beds, maternity ward, ED and a very busy outpatient clinic which saw an average of 90 patients a day. It was also the centre of the ...

13th Apr

2018

I was lucky to receive an NMA scholarship to aid me in my travels to the rural town of Puerto Escondido, Mexico. I spent four weeks taking part in a women’s health program in a region where maternal mortality rates are double the national rate. For the ...

17th Aug

2016

For my elective placement I spent eight weeks in Kampala, Uganda at Mulago National Referral Hospital. I do not even know where to begin to try and describe the incredible experience I had. My time was divided between cardiology, obstetrics and ...

17th Aug

2016

As a first year student, I was awarded a John Flynn Placement Program scholarship which would give me the opportunity to visit a remote Aboriginal community throughout the course of my time at Sydney Medical School. As a Stage 3 student, I was able to ...

17th Aug

2016

With generous assistance of a scholarship awarded through the NMA, in early 2016 I spent my Elective term in the Department of Neurosurgery at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. As a public tertiary referral centre serving the greater ...

6th Aug

2014

NMA Scholarship – Xela, Guatemala – Dan Campbell I undertook part of my elective at a Medical Clinic in Xela, Guatemala. This was partly funded by a generous scholarship from the Nepean Medical Association. I was interested in Guatemala for a few ...

6th Aug

2014

The medical elective is undoubtedly the highlight of the medical student’s academic calendar. It was certainly something I’d been looking forward to from the moment I was accepted into Sydney University. Sub-Saharan African had always been somewhere I ...

6th Aug

2014

The Nepean Medical Association scholarship allowed me to travel to Helena Goldie Hospital (HGH) in the Solomon Islands. HGH is a second level care hospital with 68 beds, medical, paediatric and obstetric wards and primary care coordination centre. HGH ...

6th Aug

2014

My elective placement in India was an unforgettable educational experience, not only medically, but culturally. The hospitality I received from both the medical staff at the hospitals and clinics I attended was very warm and welcoming. Patients in India ...