Thursday, October 20, 2011

California Connection

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital has a Family Practice Residency Program in Whittier, California.  Each year, 2 of the 6 FP Residents are chosen for a Tropical Medicine Track within the residency program.  The selected Residents spend 1 month during their 2nd and 3rd years of training doing a Tropical Medicine Rotation in Africa.  Dr Laura Dooley accompanies the Residents on those rotations.  Last month Dr Laura accompanied Drs Eric and Kristen to Njinikom.  Because of Dr Laura’s experience of working in similar African Hospitals, they quickly took over care of all the patients on the Medical and Pediatric Wards.  It was wonderful to work along side these Drs for the month and discuss diagnosis and treatment options.

The experience went well for all parties involved so it is hopeful that this will become a yearly event.

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