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Elective Diaries: What is intussusception?

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The Medics Abroad summer electives are currently underway in Malindi, Kenya. Our medical students have been there for just under a week and have seen a whole lot of medical conditions that they have only ever encountered in textbooks. The opportunities for hands-on clinical experience have been endless. (more…)

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Elective Diaries: Beyond The Hospital

It is coming to the end of week 2 of the Medics Abroad summer 2019 elective program and it has been nothing short of awesome. The students have thus far enjoyed a healthy mix of clinical and non-clinical activities. At Medics Abroad, we are ardent believers of work-life balance especially for
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A baby and a neck mass

The Medics Abroad summer electives are currently underway in Malindi, Kenya. Our medical students have been there for just under a week and have seen a whole lot of medical conditions that they have only ever encountered in textbooks. The opportunities for hands-on clinical experience have been endless. From scrubbing
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“Sitting is the new smoking”

“Sitting is the new smoking.” Around 2 years ago while prepping in the gym with my teammates, our new strength and conditioning coach introduced himself with this bold statement. On initially hearing this quip, I thought our coach had lost the plot. Could you really compare the damaging effects of smoking
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Negative African Stereotypes: Do Africans Live On Trees?

A Stereotype according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment”. Another definition: “To believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same”.
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