Botswana: Pediatric Residency Rotation

CHOP Global Health partners with the Department of Paediatric & Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Botswana (UB). The Department hosts third- and fifth-year medical students from the University of Botswana’s five-year program and is home to UB’s four-year Pediatric Residency which has 25-30 residents and chief residents. UB’s pediatric residents spend 2.5 years in Botswana and 1.5 years in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The CHOP Global Health rotation in Botswana affords a challenging and exciting four-week experience of in-patient pediatrics for pediatric residents. Successful applicants will work side-by-side with local healthcare professionals while benefiting from the mentorship of both UB and an on-site, U.S.-trained pediatrician. Personal learning opportunities and interesting cases abound. There are also numerous excellent opportunities to teach UB medical students while learning from more senior clinicians with experience in the setting.

This dynamic rotation is based at Botswana's largest healthcare facility — the Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) in Botswana's capital city of Gaborone. Daily duties include the clinical care of patients (Monday - Friday) with teaching of third- and fifth-year medical students. There are no overnight duties.

While in Botswana, you will have the opportunity to present a relevant topic at the daily academic morning report. There are tremendous opportunities to learn, see, teach and make a difference as we strive with our partners in Botswana to improve in-patient pediatric care for children in Botswana.

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