Category International Emergency medicine
Postcards from the edge LITFL 340

Developing EM, Brazil 2014

This candid interview with Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe, conference organisers for DevelopingEM Brazil 2014, looks at what the upcoming conference has in store. Developing EM is a conference with a reputation for ethics, innovation and action in the arena of emergency medicine in the developing world.
Zambia LITFL Nickson 340

A Change in Condition

I went to Africa a student and came back a doctor. It is easy to forget the growing pains of the student-to-doctor metamorphosis. For me, the once vague notion of becoming a doctor was made real when I traveled to Zambia to work on the wards of St. Francis Hospital (SFH) in Katete
Zambia LITFL Nickson 340

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One day, as a trainee doctor working in rural Zambia, I walked through the gates of the hospital to be greeted by what seemed to be the “eeyore-ing” of a demonic donkey.