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 11-29, 2018
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: March 2, 2018
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)
- See 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 June 2018
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June 11– June 29, 2018 Schedule:
Monday, June 11: Students arrive in Lusaka, Zambia.
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12,13: Clinical Orientation for the Program
Thursday, June 14 through to Wednesday 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 16th
Free day: Shopping, laundry and movies
Weekend: Sunday, June 17th
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 travelers from around the world, who seek excellence and style and an extraordinary chance to commune with Real Africa in all its magnificence.
Saturday, June 23rd
Free day: Shopping, laundry and movies
Sunday, June 24th 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 26th
2:00 PM: Depart for Livingstone, Zambia’s tourist capital
Last week: Tuesday June 26th to Friday 29th 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 29th: Program ends
Depart Livingstone, Zambia to Lusaka and then to the USA or your final destination.
Register now – don’t delay – limited spaces. Registrations deadline March 2, 2018!
Attendees of previous Programs having a great time!
10 reasons why you should attend The Clinical Shadowing Program in Zambia in 2018:
- 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 March 2, 2018!
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
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The clinical shadowing trips to South Africa and Zambia were enriching experiences for those interested in the medical field. Having attended each of the trips, once as a pre-med student and again as a senior medical student, I feel that experiences from both viewpoints offered a great opportunity for learning as well as worldly reflection. Three years later, as a fourth-year medical student, I was invited back to attend the Clinical Shadowing in Zambia trip as an adjunct instructor. Not only did I feel my experience as a medical student was valuable to the students, but it was also a priceless experience for myself. Being able to help teach the students and serve as part of their introduction to clinical medicine was greatly rewarding, but it also reminded me how far I’d come in my own education. Not much earlier, I was once in their same shoes. Being able to assist in medical care, namely surgical procedures in Zambia was very exciting. I remain incredibly grateful for the opportunity to become integrated in the hospital’s day-to-day activities. Yet again, my experience shed light on the differences in the American healthcare system versus Zambia’s healthcare structure. As a current surgery resident, I take what I have witnessed in Zambia as a daily reminder of how much is taken for granted in the US healthcare system.
Having participated in the program twice, I have gathered different things from each time. I greatly wish that we had a medical student or physician attend my first trip. I continue to have mentoring relationships with many of the students from the Zambia trip, as well as some that I met briefly that attended the South Africa trip. Overall, the clinical shadowing program was an amazing experience and I would jump at the opportunity to attend again in the future, if possible.
Cori Rogers, Medical Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Studying abroad in South Africa allowed me to expand my education and begin developing a globally-minded outlook. Being across the world for several weeks demanded mature qualities – no longer could I count on my parents for the little things!
Having an interest in medicine, I was immediately fascinated by the cultural differences between the United States and South Africa relating to health care. The exposure to these unique conditions drove my passion to pursue a career in medicine even more. One clear takeaway from this experience was the motive to enter a career in medicine. Too often in Western civilization there are many physicians that pursue medicine for the wrong reasons. The experience in South Africa reinforced the concept of caring for individuals without the financial motive. That, I have discovered, is what truly drives my passion to serve in medicine.
Without this incredible opportunity, I would have lacked the motivation it takes to get accepted and complete medical school. Because of this experience, I know I must improve the quality of life and make a difference for those who are in need. Before this trip, working in the medical field was merely an aspiration – now it is my calling, my passion, and my future. J. Tyler Ramsey, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This program provides a once in a lifetime experience. The trip opened my eyes up to a world all to unknown to most of my peers. Since this trip I have traveled to over 14 different countries, mostly developing, and it spurred a passion for rural primary care and understanding people despite race, creed, culture, or religion. The memories, the lessons learned, the patients met, and the part of my heart that will always be filled with this African culture could only come from a program as this one. I begin Physician Assistantship school this upcoming January. If it were not for this trip I would not be the man I am today. Nicholas Austin, 1st year, Physician Assistant Student
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 March 2, 2018!
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, 2018
Registered applicants will receive invoices for the tuition fee from Apprentice Corporation for an amount totaling $5250 (USD)
Settle the registrationon fee – payable on receiving invoice ($250)
Settle the program fee due April 1, 2018 ($5300)
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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