On Thursday, September 29th, Sagam Community Hospital, Massachuessettes General Hospital, and Maseno University welcomed three students from South Sudan to the residencey program. This multi-facility, collaborative program began with orientation at Maseno University, where it began with warm welcomes from the Dean, Dr. Ouma, Dr. Oyono, and Dr. Magak. The residents were introduced to the university and the programme with included a tour and tea with the Dean.
Afterwards, residents and staff returned to SCH for lunch and then the second part of the orientation commenced. The Chairman and Dr. Rogo gave opening remarks, then Dr. Priyanka Tulshian and Ms. Deborah Rogo (General Manager) took them through the manual with some additional words of wisdom from the matron and Dr. Ouma. The residents then received a full tour and introduction to SCH staff.
This years class is comprised of three students from South Sudan:
First year residents spend the year rotating between inpatient medicine, outpatient care, emergency medicine, and night duty. Formal and informal learning opportunities are created throughout the week, including journal club, case presentations, didactics, and ER simulations.
We look forward to the next four years with these students!