Thursday, February 14, 2013
If things go as planned, I won't return to western Kenya until August. I haven't been in the same country for 6 straight months in a while. A year ago in March I headed to Malawi for a month, then worked for two months in South Sudan, hitting a few other places on the way home. I came back to California for two months then did two and a half months in Kenya, two months in California, two and a half more months in Kenya, and now I'm back here in NorCal. I'm ready to be home.
Much will need to happen for the Family and Emergency Medicine residency to be ready to start in September. The curriculum needs to be accepted, applications need to be reviewed, faculty need to be chosen, and agreements between hospitals need to be finalized. An emergency ward needs to be built at Sagam Community Hospital, additional staff need to be hired, and systems need to be improved. There is plenty of work to keep us busy.
Thanks everyone for reading the blog these last few months. Please tune in around early August if you'd like to keep up with my travels.