For students passionate about health or considering a career in medicine, apprenticing at a local health post in Senegal can provide valuable first hand experience. Past Fellows have assisted at the health posts with patient reception and appointments including (after training) taking the temperature, weight, and blood pressure. Some Fellows have even provided support for vaccination campaigns and maternity wards.
"We vaccinated about 100 children over the course of the morning and early afternoon, and the effort would continue the next day. A team of dedicated medical workers are striving to eradicate curable disease in their cities, towns, and villages."
"Working at the health post has absolutely changed my life. It was after meeting and working with Anna that I decided that I want to pursue a career in global health and go to medical school."
"On October 10th, it was the first time I witnessed childbirth. This was one of my most nerve-wracking and exciting experinces of my entire life; one that I will never forget!"