My experiences in Ghana far exceeded my expectations. Working with the team of doctors and nurses gave me insight into the medical profession and also inspired me to pursue my own professional career in the hope that I can one day contribute my services to an under served population.
This was my first experience in the operating room and though I was totally new to the surgical environment, I felt very much as though I was a contributing member of the team by documenting the procedures with photographs and retrieving supplies during the operations.
Aside from the work we did at the hospital, I also enjoyed getting to know the staff that worked there. In between surgeries, we enjoyed spending time with the nurses talking about our cultures and learning about each other.
It was clear that the IHCV has a deep connection with the people of Cape Coast and I was honored to be a part of the 2009 team.