Rebecca Haigh is a Medical Elective student studying at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and she has just arrived in Gorkha to take up her one month placement in the local Hospital.
Rebecca has met with members of the Gorkha Committee and also with previous volunteer Nathanial just before he finished his month stay. It is hoped Rebecca can also help teaching as the schools return soon from their summer break.
We are pleased to hear that Nathanial McMurdoch has arrived in Gorkha for his 1 month elective at the Gorkha Hospital. He has met his host family and will attend a meeting of the GDHEDS committee to help plan his time and volunteering in the area.
Three medical students from Imperial College ,London are currently in Gorkha working at the hospital and getting involved in the community and school. Katherine Kennet, Mathew Rinaldi and Thomas Phillips are living with host familes and each day doing ward rounds and clinics with the Doctor at the Gorkha Hospital. Though a couple of projects have been delayed they have been resourceful in finding alternative ways to help in the community which is much appreciated
Three medical students are planning to undertake their elective programmes in Gorkha in April 2013. Arrangements are being made with the hospital and the senior Doctor to enable this programme to happen. Arrangements are also being made with local residents fin Gorkha so that the students can stay in homes for their accomodation.