Medical Elective

by Ellie in Vietnam

Medical Elective
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On 1st April 2020 we successfully raised £230 with 5 supporters in 28 days

I am raising money to take part on a medical elective working with maternity services in Vietnam.

by Ellie in Vietnam

 During the second year of my Midwifery degree (Spring 2021), there is an elective opportunity to study in developing countries with Work the World organisation. This would be hugely beneficial to my studies as it will allow me to not only sign off hours of practice but to do so in a place with completely different circumstances and experiences.

During these two weeks I would be working with the OBG department watching the local doctors work and then moving on to prenatal and postnatal care where I can get involved and help to care for women and their families.

I am hoping that whilst on this experience I will be able to get a whole new perspective on how valuable our NHS service is and how lucky we are to have the access to the resources we do, and hopefully make better use of them. 

I’m also hoping that during this time I will be able to provide support and care whilst I am in Asia and learn some valuable clinical skills where there is mass overcrowding and limited resources.

After I have completed my degree, I will be aiming to continue to putting these skills into practice as I work as a Midwife within the NHS maternity services. 

Reviews from previous trips may be found via the link at:

"My experience in Vietnam was nothing like I expected, but everything I needed." 

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