(this excerpt is cross-posted from Dr. Khare’s blogsite, found here )
One thing that made me chuckle is that the Haitians run into the same problem that we have in the US (and the same thing I research). They are “over crowded” due to keeping admitted patients in the ER (ie, boarding these patients). The senior resident, who is 1 of 2 MDs that run the ER asked me: What do you all do about this in the US? Ha, I thought and they told him to develop relationships with the medicine teams, develop protocols, engage the hospital administration, etc… He said, “yeah, right.”
We worked until 6pm. I was pretty exhausted, but extremely amazed at the students’ gratefulness. I did 2 hours of didactic lectures, 1 hour of small group, saw 5 patients with the resident while doing some bedside teaching. Pretty awesome day.
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