MEDICAL STUDENTS

In 2004 we accepted our very first final year medical student who wished to spend her 6 week medical elective placement with us at Nkhotakota. It was a great success so we opened our doors and the numbers of medical students coming to experience medicine in the bush with just basic tools has increased over the years; in 2016 we received 40 students. As a medical student with us you will taught basic Chichewa and gain real “hands on” experience in the practise of tropical medicine. It is a continued success and many describe it as “the greatest experience of their lives”.

Feedback received from Clare Hannah: WMF revolves around providing mobile clinics to rural villages in the Nkhotakota region of Malawi. Each day medical students and local clinical officers would get into the 4×4 and head off to a new village where we’d be greeted by hundreds of mothers and their children. Our main job was to then, with the basic Chichewa we were taught on arrival at WMF, speak to the Mothers and examine the child to work out a differential diagnosis. Thursdays were spent on site at WMF seeing and treating children with HIV. Great experience for anyone interested in paediatrics or rural healthcare and its provision.

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