Sunday, January 10, 2010
2 weeks ago, I went with the graduating intern class to Nairobi for a lunch celebrating the end of internship. Kenyan interns start and end with the New Year. It was a honor to be asked to attend and also relaxing to enjoy a good meal at the local Holiday Inn Nairobi. During the interns speeches there was a proposal from George to Lillian (the couple pictured above)! George thoughtful asked Lillian to marry him and with a beautiful ring as well.
These young doctors will be posted by the government to various hospital and after only 1 year of training, in some cases, will be expected to run the hospitals. Sometimes the task of teaching them C-sections, D&Cs, tubal ligation and surgical treatment of ectopic pregnancy as well as how to manage labors and common GYN problems during 3 months of their intern year overwhelms me. And yet that is all the time I'm allowed. But it will never be easy to pare down what I learned/experienced in 4 years to a 3 month "only the essentials" crash course.