Gulu, Uganda …
Beginning in 2013, as part of the UBC International Health Project (UBC-IHP), internal medicine teaching staff have been going with senior residents to work together with the medical team at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, located in a resource-limited, post-conflict area of Northern Uganda, and dealing with critical staff shortages.
The medical ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital
To further help address the crushing burden of Gulu Hospital’s staff shortages, from 2017 to 2019 the UBC-IHP staff assisted in providing salary support for two Ugandan medical officers (junior doctors) to work full-time on the medical ward. These doctors provided patient care and supervision for the interns at the hospital. They also helped the UBC residents integrate into patient care and teaching activities on the medical ward.
A bittersweet end of rotation photo
The GRRH Internal Medicine team