UAB OB/GYN Global Health Elective in Cameroon, Africa
Please submit the following items:
- Your CV
- 1-page description of your interest regarding the Global Health Elective in Cameroon and detailing any ideas for projects, research or special interests that you would like to pursue during the rotation
Applications must be submitted 3 months prior to expected rotation month to allow for resident selection by committee review as well as resident preparation for international travel. Submit your application to: Chere' L. Stewart, MD
- Alan T.N. Tita, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor at UAB, ObGyn - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Prof. Tih Pius, CBCHS Director, and other CBCHS physicians and surgeons
- Drs. Edith and Thomas Welty, CBCHS partners based in Idaho, US
- Cameroon Health and Education Fund
- Dr. Gregory Edie Halle-Ekane, Vice Dean in charge of Research and Cooperation in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Buea in Cameroon
- Gain experience in providing comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care in a developing country resource-limited setting
- Assist the Reproductive Health Program and general surgical staffs in outpatient and inpatient diagnosis and management
- Administer educational sessions focusing on Ob/Gyn to the health providers who are primarily general practitioners, nurses and midwives
- Participate in cervical cancer prevention program involving screening using VIA, VILI, and EDI, rather than Pap smears, in a variety of settings within a developing country
- Pursue any obgyn clinical topic of interest in a developing country setting
- Conduct research in any area of ObGyn interest with appropriate prior planning
- Participate in daily obgyn in-patient rounds, office consultations and surgeries.
- Take night call on designated days as agreed with the US-based and local mentors.
- Specifically, assist with surgical services for women with cervical cancers for which surgery is indicated.
- Assist with family planning, breast cancer screening and referral. Diagnosis and management of a variety of abnormal GYN conditions (including ultrasound for diagnosis and guided biopsy) in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and treatment of reproductive tract infections including use of WHO syndromic management guidelines.
- Travel with Program Supervisor to multiple health facilities, including mobile clinic, to provide consultation, training, and supervision.
- Work with Program staff to further strengthen collaboration with the Cameroon National Fight Against Cancer.
- Evaluate staff, equipment handling, procedural techniques, and other aspects of the Program for Quality Improvement and to assure that the Program adheres to its policies.
- Obtain ethical approval for any planned projects.