Do you want to experience the practice of medicine in a low resource setting?
How about doing this in a beach-side setting embedded in a centre known for internationally significant medical research?
The Clinical Services Department of the MRC Unit The Gambia is looking for doctors with at least 2 years’ postgraduate experience who would like to spend 4-6 months volunteering in the Fajara clinic.
The department exists to provide medical services to staff of the unit, to study participants and to the general public. This is done through 4 interlinked services – a nurse-led Gate clinic which sees up to 150 patients each working day, the staff clinic which provides primary healthcare to staff, an outpatient clinic which is doctor-led and provides care to those referred from the Gate clinic and from study sites and the 42-bedded ward. These services offer general internal medicine and paediatric care.
Volunteers will work alongside the employed medical officers on the ward and in the OPD under the supervision of the 3 consultants (a paediatrician, a general adult physician and a family physician). They are expected to expected to contribute to the on-call rota, to take part in the department’s CPD activities and to undertake a clinical audit or help to develop guidelines for the department. They could use their time in the unit to network with research staff and may be able to extend their stay by moving into a research setting. It may be possible to spend a short time visiting a field station.
We are able to offer free accommodation on site for this period and will be able to provide flights for the initial arrival and return journeys.
Contact Dr Karen Forrest, firstname.lastname@example.org