Location: Cape Town
Hospital: Tygerberg (University of Stellenbosch)
Affiliate: University of Cape Town Emergency Medicine
|Trauma: Tygerberg Hospital|
I worked nights in the trauma front room @ Tygerberg which received all traumas including stab wounds, gun shot wounds, motor vehicle accidents, burn victims.
Many cases came from the nearby township: Khayelitsha.
I also spent some time working in the township itself. A brand new hospital (Khayelitsha District Hospital) within the township was opened in February 2012.
|with my friend Khalid (an EM resident @ Univ. of Cape Town)|
The sheer volume of cases was great for learning: Intubations. Central Lines. Chest Tubes.
The Emergency Medicine service offers the opportunity to participate in transport medicine on the helicopters and in the ambulances.
|Khayelitsha District Hospital|
It was in my opinion a dream location for an elective.
I had experiences that will stay with me throughout my medical career.
I fell back in love with medicine South Africa.
contact: Rachel Pullen firstname.lastname@example.org