Eamonn Foley, a Medical Student at Birmingham University, undertook his Medical Elective in Gorkha Hospital in the summer – the first Elective Placement through GDS since the earthquake disaster in 2015 when the hospital was damaged.
Eamonn commented – At the end of a busy 4 weeks, I prepared to leave Gorkha with great regret. The kindness shown to me by the Kathmandu Medical students, Sarita’s family and the whole local committee of GDHEDS was truly overwhelming. The perfect scenery and simpler way of life built around habit and routine was relaxing and a lovely change. I learnt a great deal about the importance of basic medical practice. The necessity of perfecting Histories and Examinations in the absent of diagnostic tests, and the just how greatly pain its perception and management can be altered by cultural beliefs.
Eamonn’s full report is available on GDS website.
We thank Eamonn for his valuable contributions and we welcome interest from other Medical Students who wish to share 4 – 6 weeks experience with the Gorkha community. CONTACT GDS