[December 13, 2016]
- Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new internal medicine project at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in Georgetown, Guyana. HVO volunteers will contribute to the ongoing improvement of the GPHC internal medicine residency-training program.
GPHC is affiliated with the University of Guyana. Curriculum for the internal medicine residency-training program was developed and implemented in 2013. Graduates of this three-year program earn a Master's Degree from the University of Guyana in internal medicine/infectious disease. As of November 2016, there were only two faculty members at GPHC working with ten internal medicine residents.
HVO volunteers will assist these faculty members and help provide clinical supervision and mentorship to residents at GPHC. Volunteers will provide lectures in areas of internal medicine or its subspecialties and assist with exam development. Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide two to four lectures to residents and staff each week during their assignment. Volunteers will also help supervise residents during bedside rounds and serve as mentors to new graduates to cultivate their leadership and teaching skills. There may also be opportunities for volunteers to assist with curriculum development.