Center for International Studies and Programs

Company Clinic and mine hospital - Kitwe, Zambia - Global Health Program

men stand outside pharmacyCompany Clinic and Mine Hospital – Kitwe, Zambia

This elective clerkship will enable two fourth-year medical students to gain three to four weeks of clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings in Kitwe, Zambia. The students will stay in a furnished guesthouse at Kafakumba Training Center, located approximately 20 miles from Company Clinic and Mine Hospital in Kitwe, and will be driven to and from their clinical assignments each day.

Students will be working with physicians in Company Clinic, a community-based outpatient facility, and Mine Hospital, a private hospital that serves individuals with “middle incomes”.

A variety of illnesses and diseases will be encountered, including HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as Diabetes Mellitus, Coronary Artery Disease, and other diseases seen at increasing rates in developing countries.African hospital room

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Length of Rotation: 4 week, including approximately four days (total) traveling to and from Ndola, Zambia. 

For additional details view the Clerkship Description (clerkship/rotation description, housing, transportation, language, insurance, costs, and cultural activities) and the Elective Curriculum (elective description, length, educational objectives, instructional methods, and evaluation):

Elective Curriculum

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Last Updated: 6/26/15