Penn State Hershey Ghana team update, Feb. 25
Editor’s note: Penn State Hershey clinical participants (senior medical students, residents, nurse practitioner students and faculty) are currently in rural Ghana to support and provide training for Ghanaian clinicians at the Eastern Regional Hospital. The trip is made possible partially thanks to a partnership with Mountcrest University College, which has helped with medical logistics and travel in the country. The team is sending periodic updates while there.
It has been an exciting two days here at Regional Hospital Koforidua as the inaugural symposium, a collaboration between Mountcrest University, Penn State College of Medicine and Regional Hospital Koforidua, was held. Presenters included representatives from all institutions and covered topics ranging from neonatal resuscitation, diabetes management and improving surgical outcomes for thyphoid fever to acid base abnormalities, management of club foot, and the sociocultural impact of diseases including HIV.
Our very own Kate Thompson, Med/Peds PGY4, Haley Spagnole, Peds PGY3, Dr. Eileen Hennrikus, Internal Medicine, and Dr. William Hennrikus, Peds Orthopedics, presented topics throughout the conference.
Overall the conference was a tremendous success and as medical students, soon to be interns, it was very educational and a wonderful demonstration of interdisciplinary and cultural collaboration.
Written by Reena Thomas, Elizabeth Wallace, Corinne Landis, and Kate Belser.