Thread: TrAuMa In AfRiCa!
20-09-2005, 09:44 PM #11
a good trauma elective is at the Jo'burg general hospital. Friend of mine did it a few years back - said it was totally insane the volume of trauma cases. There were literally dozens of resuscitations taking place simultaneously - almost always due to gun-shot trauma. He saw one gentleman who had been shot twice in the abdomen by his best friend - he walked up behind him in his garden and shouted "boo" or whatever - and his mate "instinctively" swung round and shot him.
i was also told that under no circumstances are you allowed to leave the hospital alone - even to pop across the road to the shops. sounds like my kind of place!
its the elective i really want to do - but still got a few years to go yet before i get the chance!
check out www.medicstravel.org for elective infoGlasgow 5th year
Anaesthetists do it better.....