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Showing up: The education, pain, and progress of a pediatric surgeon in East Africa

Practicing medicine in a low- and middle-income country (LMIC) is a challenge—for everyone. Everything from human capital to clean water is in short supply relative to the massive demand. Access to care is low, complication rates high, and mortality rates tragic. Physicians are stretched thin and asked by flawed and underdeveloped systems to practice medicine […]

Emergency room entrance to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Surgical training abroad: It’s not about the cases

The challenges of surgical training abroad are addressed in this article as is the collaboration between Stanford University and the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, which may serve as a model for other surgical training programs around the world.

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