Tanzania

Muhimbili Hospital main entranceThe partnership between the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and the Alliance for Global Clinical Training (AGCT) is a unique collaboration that is forging the way forward in international surgical collaboration. Long limited by time and logistical constraints, the AGCT ties together faculty and residents from a number of universities in the United States to provide a year round presence at MUHAS.

OHSU resident Jeff Crawford and Tanzanian resident William Lutege operate on a sigmoid volvulusThe primary objective of this partnership is to support and enhance the training of our Tanzanian colleagues. Residents rotating in Tanzania can expect to take night time trauma and emergency surgery call and work closely with their counterparts. The goal is not to be the primary providers of surgical care but to help enhance the existing educational structure of the MUHAS training program. In addition to clinical opportunities, a number of research, educational and public health projects benefit from OHSU resident involvement in Tanzania.

 

OHSU Resident Mackenzie Cook with UCSF surgeon Bill Schecter and Tanzanian surgeon Ali MwangaLearn more about the AGCT and its effectiveness in Tanzania  via an abstract presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Read the goal and objectives for an international general surgery rotation in Tanzania