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Ghana International Rotation

I spent 2 weeks in the village of Agbozume, Volta Region in Ghana in the Spring of 2017 during my 3rd year of residency. This was my second time visiting and providing healthcare to this community of mostly farmers and traders. It was very positive experience for exposure to clinical work, community education and understanding disparities in healthcare access. I was exposed to multiple array of interesting pathology and medical cases, some with very limited resources for further evaluation and management. I had to make grasp of whatever limited options I had to pursue care of these people. Exchanging ideas with local physicians and people in the community was also very educative. I plan to continue to visit Agbozume.

I am thankful that the medicine department could support me in many ways for my trip to Ghana. I will encourage many others with interest in International Health to consider this tremendous opportunity.