I am faculty at Emory School of Medicine and taking a neurology resident with me. We plan to work with the local neurology staff and hope to build long lasting ties. Ultimately, from the Emory side, I want to create a global neurology health elective in their residency. At the same time, I hope to build educational ties for both our resident but also for the neurology trainees from Tanzania where they can have access to our lectures and conferences to improve patient care.
Several populations will benefit including the local Tanzanian population. At the same time, the residents from Emory as well as patients in Atlanta, GA will benefit from the newfound knowledge that our Emory trainees will gain.
This will be a long relationship we plan to build. Eventually we hope to offer this rotstion twice a year for the residents at our program. We will also strengthen our relationship with providers in Tanzania and hope to share our weekly lecture series.
I recently visited Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and met with the director of medicine at Muhimbili National Hospital, which is the teaching hospital for medical students, residents and fellows. Accompanying me was one of our Emory University neurology residents. Our primary goal was to discuss ways in which our two programs can collaborate for further exchange of ideas, lectures and elective rotations.
While there, we also rounded with the inpatient neurology team at two of the sites where we engaged in valuable teaching (and learning) while on rounds with their trainees of various levels. We were fortunate to have this opportunity to visit Tanzania - a truly beautiful country - and we hope to continue to grow together with plans to return as part of a robust program.