Caitlin Hopkin & Rachel Ferguson

What to expect on your electives in a developing country with experience in Nepal

Immerse yourself in a transformative workshop that unveils the remarkable journey of our elective in Nepal. Prepare to be captivated as we share our own personal experiences, vividly brought to life through a dynamic PowerPoint presentation. Gain invaluable insights into the intricacies of organizing such an adventure, as we reveal the key steps to ensure your confidence soars when volunteering in a foreign country with a distinct healthcare system.

This workshop goes beyond mere presentation, engaging you in an interactive exploration of your own desires and aspirations. We encourage active participation, eagerly seeking your input on what you hope to gain from this session. Together, we will delve into the planning process, addressing any concerns or uncertainties you may have while abroad.

Moreover, we provide a platform for open dialogue and collaboration. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask questions, seek advice, and exchange ideas with fellow participants. Join us on this exhilarating journey of discovery, where knowledge meets camaraderie, and dreams transform into reality.

What you will take away from this workshop:

1. Gain fascinating insights into the contrasting structures and functioning of healthcare systems across different countries. Discover how diverse approaches are employed to provide essential healthcare to their respective populations. Prepare to be amazed as we delve into the nuances and intricacies of these systems.

2. Experience the realities faced by healthcare professionals in developing countries, where resources may be limited. Discover innovative strategies and everyday solutions that are employed to overcome these challenges. Witness firsthand the resilience and resourcefulness that lies at the heart of healthcare delivery in resource-constrained settings.

3. Delve into the cultural nuances that influence the significance of various aspects of patient consultations, with a special focus on privacy and consent. Gain a deeper understanding of how cultural contexts shape the doctor-patient relationship and decision-making processes. Expand your cultural competence and enhance your ability to provide patient-centered care.

4. Collaborate with fellow participants to create an invaluable information leaflet. This resource will serve as a guide for other medical students embarking on their elective journeys, amplifying their learning experiences. Empower future learners with practical tips, insights, and recommendations garnered from our collective wisdom.

Join us for an unforgettable workshop that will equip you with a profound understanding of healthcare systems, ignite your passion for global health, and empower you to make a lasting impact on the world. Prepare to broaden your horizons and embark on a transformative learning adventure!

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