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Hey all,
I'm a first year medical student in the US and over here we get about six weeks off for the summer. Even though it's a break we're expected to do something useful with our time and a lot of schools offer international medical volunteer programs to sites all over the world, especially Africa. For reasons we all know, Somalia isn't on that list but I would love for it to be. I've been doing some research of my own and getting in touch with some doctors and hospitals back home and inshallah, I'll be spending the month of June volunteering in Al-Manhal in Hargeisa. I think it'll be a wonderful opportunity and I'm very excited about it. But I'm trying to look at the big picture as well. I'd love to be able to help set up a summer volunteer program in which pre-med or med somali students from abroad would be able to go back home and practice what they're learning, see how medicine is practiced in a different environment and learn more about their roots. My question for the members of this website, especially the ones studying medicine abroad, is simple: Would you be interested in a program like this?
George Mason University, B.S. 2010
VCU Medical College of Virginia, M.D. Candidate 2014

I definitely would have been as a student, its a great idea.  Hope u really enjoy it.

am  willing  to  join  that.its  anice  jamal  abade  mohamed  doing  barchalor  of  meidicne  and  surgery  fourth  year  in  GULU  UNIVERSITY  IN  UGANDA.i  would  wish  to  serve  the  sommali  email  is

Students are advised to choose safe places in Somalia & must contact with the hospitals they would like to spend their summer time in before they decide to travel.

This is an advice,

Also I advice the students to choose hospitals that run by International organizations because they are more organized and they give work certificates and recommendation letters if you wish so.

Salaam Fatuma,

I'd definitely be interested! That is one of my goals insha'Allaah to spend summer 2012 (hopefully) in Somalia volunteering at a hospital. Do let us know what you come up with.


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