Botswana Global Health Program Medicine Resident Elective
About Our Botswana Medicine Resident Elective
This elective provides an opportunity for internal medicine residents (as well as family medicine residents and medicine subspecialty fellows) to work in a resource-limited setting and provide medical care to a population challenged by ongoing HIV and TB epidemics as well as a rising burden of non-communicable diseases. Participants primarily deliver inpatient care on Scottish Livingstone Hospital’s general medical service working alongside SLH medical officers and trainees under the supervision of the Department of Medicine’s on-site attending physician. There also are opportunities to participate in ambulatory care and outreach visits to district healthcare facilities. The elective provides a valuable opportunity to develop participants’ teaching skills, gain clinician educator experience and contribute to longitudinal quality improvement efforts.