A Simply Amazing Opportunity for all Aspiring Medical Professionals in the USA & Canada!
Program Type: Residential Program for college pre-health students
Venue (Primary Hospital): Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
Classification: Opportunities to shadow various specialties in medicine for Pre-med students
Dates: June 11-30, 2017
Booking status: Registration NOW open (scroll down to register)
Eligibility: Aspiring Health or Medical Professionals who are currently Pre-health students in the USA or Canada.
International applications also accepted. A maximum 10 students will be selected, to ensure effective mentoring.
Tuition Fee*: USD 5, 550.
Registration closing date: January 31, 2017
Program goals and objectives:
- To develop an understanding and appreciation of the host country’s history and culture
- To develop an understanding of the host country’s medical education and practice
- To understand the differences and similarities between the medical practice of the host country and the USA
- To develop basic clinical skills, including critical thinking, taking key vitals, cultural medical competency and bedside ethical skills
The Program includes 21 days of:
- 12-hour daily shadowing of medical professionals with intensive medical mentoring
- Daily group reflections and written reports on the clinical activities of the day
- One-on-one evaluation and feedback on the competitiveness of the participants for professional schools
- Letters of recommendation
- Accommodation, breakfast and lunch
- Visiting amazing tourist attractions (see proposed program schedule below)
- Local ground transport to all the various venues – including Livingstone, home of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world
- Experience a once in a lifetime, unforgettable clinical shadowing experience in Zambia – a country rich in African wild life, nature and a diversity of cultures!
- Shadow health professionals, doctors and surgeons from various specialties at the Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.
- See a wide range of African wild life at the biggest game reserve in Zambia, Chaminuka Game Reserve.
- Visit the Livingstone– the tourist capital of Zambia and home to the mighty Victoria Falls.
Program Schedule: Clinical Shadowing Program – Zambia 2017
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June 11– June 17, 2017DAILY SCHEDULE:
Sunday, June 12
Students arrive at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa. Transport from the airport to the lodge will be provided if you notify us of your itinerary 2 weeks before June 11th, 2017. The specific address and phone number of the lodge and Apprentice Inc., in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be communicated to you in due course.
PLEASE NOTE: THAT INITIAL ORIENTATION FOR THE PROGRAM WILL BE FOR TWO DAYS IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Monday June 12 through Tuesday June 13: INITIAL ORIENTATION (SOUTH AFRICA)
Monday: 8:00 AM: 5 PM: Basic clinical Skills and Netcare hospital regulations
Tuesday: 8:00 AM: 2 PM: Netcare hospital hands-on simulations
6:00 PM: Students and the program leader will depart Johannesburg for Lusaka, Zambia (Please buy your own ticket in advance for a South African Airways flight that departs at 6 PM for Lusaka). Upon arrival in Lusaka, we will transfer to Manda Hill Lodge, Lusaka. Transportation will be arranged and provided by Tikuya Travel Agency. Manda Hill Lodge details: Address: 18990 Corner Mapepe and Parliament Road, Lusaka, Zambia 10101, Zambia; Phone: +260 96 5501852.
Wednesday, June 14 through Tuesday June 27th: Clinical Shadowing
Mainly at Levy Mwanawasa’s hospital: Contact: Prof. John S Kachimba MD, Consultant Urological Surgeon & Medical Superintendent, Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital. Honorary Lecturer in Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Zambia School of Medicine, P. O. Box 50263 Ridgeway, Lusaka, Zambia, Tel: +260 211 285 462, Mobile: +260 977 776 108, +260 966 62 1100.
DAILY CLINICAL SHADOWING SCHEDULE DURING THE WORK DAYS
- 07:00 A.M.: Breakfast.
- 07:30 A.M.: Depart Manda Hill Lodge for clinical shadowing.
- 9:00 AM- 12:00 NOON: First phase of clinical shadowing.
- 02:00 P.M: Case reports, reviews and reflections
- 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM: Nightly clinical shadowing
- Friday evening: Free
CLINICAL SHADOWING ENDS TUESDAY 27TH, 12 NOON
Weekend: Saturday, June 17th
Free day: Shopping, laundry and movies
Weekend: Sunday, June 18th
8:00 A.M.: Safari tour: Chaminuka is a synopsis of Africa. From the concept, to the design, to the execution to its collections of African Art and Wildlife, to its way of life, it is the creation of Andrew and Danae Sardanis, who made Chaminuka their home since 1978.
Chaminuka is a village on a hill overlooking Lake Chitoka; it is some 10,000 acres of pristine Miombo woodland and savannah; it is the roar of the lion and the laughter of the hyena; it is the elephant and the giraffe and the zebra and the eland and the sable and all the other animals of the Zambian bush; and it is the fish eagle and the kingfisher and the ibis and the egrets and the storks and the ducks and the geese and the other migratory birds that visit its lakes for rest and recuperation during their long annual sojourns from the Antarctic to the Russian steppes and back.
And it is the huge private collection of contemporary African paintings and sculpture as well as traditional artefacts – more than one thousand pieces – acquired from all over Africa over a period of 50 years. The collection spreads throughout the house, the guest suites and the gardens and highlights the African culture and way of life over the centuries.
And above all it is the people – a microcosm of Zambia, a mixture from all the tribes with many kids of all ages, and churches and schools and its own soccer team that competes with those of the farms in the area.
Today this luxurious intimate Lodge welcomes discerning travellers from around the world, who seek excellence and style and an extraordinary chance to commune with Real Africa in all its magnificence.
Saturday, June 24th
Free day: Shopping, laundry and movies
Sunday, June 25th Meet Zambian families
1:00 PM: Lunch, social and cultural activities: Lunch and social activity with local Zambian families at Mr. John Khaite’s estate.
Tuesday, June 27th
2:00 PM: Depart for Livingstone, Zambia’s tourist capital
Last week: Tuesday June 27th to Friday 30th Visit the mighty Victoria Falls
An experience of a life time at the mighty Victoria Falls: The sheer might of the Victoria Falls will blow you away. But what’s more, it’s at the heart of one of Africa’s most diverse and exciting regions.
Whether you take a dawn helicopter flight over this natural wonder of the world or watch the moon rise over the old gorge, your experiences here are bound to be stirring and will involve spectacular scenery. Known in the Tonga language as Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘the Smoke that Thunders’), due to its eternal roar and ever-present spray it was renamed by Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, the first European to view the spectacle in 1855 (Source: Mana Meadows). Activities will include bungee jumping, lion encounter, microflight, elephant riding, a sunset cruise over the Zambezi and many more.
Libala Lodge details: Address: off Francistown Road, Elaine Brittel, Livingstone, Zambia; Phone: +2603320565 or 0971091290 or 0977390597
Friday, June 30th: Program ends
FROM A.M: Depart Livingstone, Zambia, via Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, to the USA or your final destination.
Register now – don’t delay – limited spaces. Registrations deadline January 31, 2017!
Attendees of previous Programs having a great time!
10 reasons why you should attend The Clinical Shadowing Program in Zambia in 2017:
- Attend the Levy Mwanawasa Hospital (Lusaka General Hospital) and get an unforgettable experience of healthcare and medicine in an African setting.
- Shadow and rotate around various specialties in medicine (internal medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, radiology, various surgeons, dentists, nurses, medical students, etc.)
- Get a solid foundation regarding sterility and hygiene in a healthcare setting and learn how to scrub for surgery.
- Meet like-minded students and exchange ideas and information
- Get an international perspective on medicine and healthcare.
- Experience the African bush and the amazing variety of wild life it has to offer.
- Three weeks of medical immersion is sure to impress any pre-medical program/medical school selection committee
- Visit historic places of interest – like the mighty Victoria Falls, Chaminuka Game Reserve etc.
- Become a competent global medical profession
- Add an Apprentice Doctor® certificate to your resume
Why should you participate in a medical study program abroad?
“The shift of human affairs from the restricted frame of the nation state to the vast theatre of planet earth is not only affecting trade, finance, science, the environment, crime, and terrorism; it is also changing the nature of health challenges facing people all over the world” Julio Frenk and Octavio Gomez-Dantes, BMJ. 2002 July 13; 325(7355): 95–97.
“Distinctions between domestic and international health problems are losing their usefulness and are often misleading.” – US Institute of Medicine report 1997
Today’s leaders were trained for yesterday’s problems – Microsoft executive
Register now – registration close on January 31, 2017!
Dr Anton Scheepers, a practicing Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon, will lay a foundation with a number of workshops:
- Sterility and hygiene in a healthcare setting
- Scrub for surgery
- Pulse Oximetry
- Heart Sounds
My time in South Africa and Zambia have had a profound impact on my professional development. Both trips are often the first topics of conversation in interviews that I have conducted, it helps me stand out from the pack and has gotten me the opportunity to be a lab manager at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. I am also, currently in the process of applying to medical school. My time in Africa has taught me a great deal about medicine and helped me develop a worldwide view healthcare. Additionally, I have made an immeasurable amount of long lasting personal relationships. This vast network of friends and future colleagues could help to pave the way for multiple advancements in the field of science. My involvement in these trips have helped me grow and mature and have provided me with the greatest blessings in life. It’s not often that you hear that about a clinical shadowing internship but it is absolutely true. These programs helped me to develop a world view and expanded my horizons and positioned me to become a global future leader. I don’t know any two programs that better exemplify this vision. Chirayu Patel, Research Technician, Wake Forest Medical Center
Pursuing a career in health/medicine is demanding and the selection process is highly competitive. If you are sold out on becoming a great medial professional – you cannot afford to miss this opportunity for anything!
Register now – registration close on January 31, 2017!
The Registration and Selection Process:
- Register and submit the letter of recommendation
- Your application will be screened, largely based on eligibility (college student from North America) and letter of recommendation.
- We will then get back to you within 24 hours to inform you whether your application has gone through or not
- If you are accepted, you need to pay the deposit within 24 hours of your acceptance to secure a spot.
- The balance should be paid by April 1, 2017
Registered applicants will receive invoices for the tuition fee from Apprentice Corporation for an amount totaling $5250 (USD)
Settle the registration fee – payable on receiving invoice ($250): CLICK HERE
Settle the program fee due April 1, 2017 ($5300): CLICK HERE
Looking forward seeing you there!
Prof Chishimba Nathan Mowa, Dr Anton Scheepers and the Apprentice Doctor Team
In association with the Levy Mwanawasa Hospital – Lusaka, Zambia.
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