We are seeking volunteers and supporters for our newest project in Ghana.
HVO LAUNCHES NEW ANESTHESIA PROJECT IN GHANA
Project: ANESTHESIA Location: University for Development Studies, Tamale, GHANA Contact:Kim Rodgers, Volunteer Placement Coordinator
[June 13, 2017] - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new anesthesia project at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana. HVO volunteers will assist in the implementation of the Bachelor of Science in Anesthesia program at the University for Development Studies and teach medical students in a 15 week introductory anesthesia course.
University for Development Studies (UDS) was established in May 1992 by the Government of Ghana. The Bachelor of Science in Anesthesia is a three-year program for graduate nurses. There are approximately twenty students enrolled each year. Clinical training for the program is conducted at Tamale Teaching Hospital.
HVO volunteers will provide clinical and didactic training in nurse anesthesia to graduate nurses enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program in anesthesia at UDS. Volunteers may also participate in conducting rounds and providing clinical and didactic training to second year UDS medical students during their clinical anesthesia rotation. There may also be opportunities to provide continuing education for licensed anesthetists and collaborate on updates to the UDS curriculum.
VOLUNTEER Volunteers may be an active or retired nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist with a minimum of two years of experience and a current medical license. Academic experience is helpful but not required. Final year anesthesia residents accepted. Assignments to UDS are 2-4 weeks.
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