Stanford Global Health Neurology Program - Rotation
I didn’t know what to expect upon arriving to this sub-saharan African nation with no specialty-trained neurologists. I kept my mind and eyes open and searched for needs that we might be able to help target in low-cost manner. In addition to a plethora of bedside teaching and lectures, what unfolded was the project of a lifetime – the opportunity to redefine stroke care in the nation of Zimbabwe.
It was an extraordinary experience. The hospitality of the Zimbabwean people, along with richness of their culture, the beauty of the land is one-of-a-kind. New professional connections, as well as friendships were easily made. Returning home after 4 weeks was bittersweet—I missed the daily comforts of home, but saying goodbye to new friends after just learning about their experiences, and them learning about mine, was difficult. There is already a longing to return to see familiar faces, and to continue to provide the much needed neurologic care in Zimbabwe.
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