Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at West Virginia University School of Medicine through their Global Health Program. This 8-week modular course is taught yearly during the months of June and July.
Wichita-based clinical rotations through trauma, burn care, reconstructive plastic surgery, anesthesia, radiology with an emphasis on ultrasonography, and a 2-week dental block will be taught by local physicians and dentists.
Karanda Mission Hospital, Mt. Darwin, Zimbabwe is a 130-bed rural “bush” hospital in northeastern Zimbabwe. Karanda manages approx. 90,000 outpatient and inpatients each year, performs over 1200 major surgeries, delivers over 1800 babies per year, and has an extensive HIV/AIDS program. There are two full time physician on staff, Dr. Daniel Stephens and Dr. Roland Stephens, both general surgeons from Michigan, as well as an American PA and 4 American RN’s. Karanda’s sponsoring mission agency is “TEAM,” the evangelical alliance mission.
Tenwek Hospital, P.O. Box 39, Bomet, Kenya is a 350-bed referral hospital in the western rural highlands of Kenya 200 miles west of Nairobi. Tenwek reports 10,600 inpatients per year and 85,600 outpatients per year. They have 3 full time general surgeons who perform 2600 major surgeries per year and their staff delivers 2600 babies per year. In addition, Tenwek is one of only three hospitals within the country that train Kenyan family medicine residents (registrars). There is one full time family physician, one pediatrician, and one ophthalmologist on staff. Tenwek’s sponsoring mission agency is World Gospel Mission.