South Africa- Capetown Trauma Elective

Residents are allocated to New Somerset Hospital  or Khayelitsha Hospital.  These hospitals have integrated emergency centres that include trauma, medical, pediatric, surgical, gynecological and obstetric patients. Approximately 30% of the patient case mix is trauma. Residents will be expected to perform at a postgraduate level clinically, including initiation of treatment and management of emergency centre patients. The Division has an active research agenda and residents are encouraged to become involved in various research projects during their elective period.

This elective is appropriate for PGY-3 residents.

More information is available from a previous resident who completed this elective here

The elective handbook is available here

For on-the-ground action, watch this BBC Khayelitsha Hospital video: