International Women's Health Rotation
The Ob/Gyn Residency program now sends its residents to a one month rotation in Malawi, Africa. The Malamulo Adventist Hospital is a rural tertiary-care facility that provides a learning environment from which our residents will gain a deeper understanding of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the context of international health. Residents will practice and provide women's health care in a resource limited setting. In the video below, 2017 Ob/Gyn resident graduates Malcolm Hardy and An Pham talk about their experiences while on this rotation.
While at Malamulo, residents work closely with an Ob/Gyn Board Certified Doctor.
Some of the learning objectives for this rotation include:
- Learning about the risks and benefits of operative versus non-operative treatment in a limited resource environment
- Show compassion and integrity in the care of patients
- Learn how to utilize resources wisely and effectively to treat the most patients
- Tailor treatment plans for a resource challenged environment
- Communicate with patients and their families in easily understood and culture-sensitive language