Beyond the Hospital Gates by Max Ryder | Work the World
It goes without saying that coming to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for your elective will be a life changing adventure. I wanted to pass on my experiences about how to get the most out of coming to Tanzania — a world that is beyond the hospital. Along with four friends from Australia I embarked on this adventure, undertaking a split placement between a large government hospital and a smaller rural hospital. We quickly realized the house staff, who soon became good friends, were the gateway to experiencing the country. After a few Swahili lessons we grew more confident speaking to the staff around the house in their native language they do speak English too.