Sierra Leone (SLEMSA) - Freetown
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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GENERAL SURGERY, INTERNAL MEDICINE, OBSTETRICS, GYNAECOLOGY, PAEDIATRICS
MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER
20 SCOPE STUDENTS
1 SCORE STUDENTS
1 meal per day at the expense of the NMO
Lodging in the home of a SLEMSA member.

HepB/C antibodies, yellow fever vaccine, MMR vaccines

www.slemsa.org; facebook.com/slemsaSL
LEOs
Mariam Karima Jaward
OVERVIEW

As the only medical school for medicine, pharmacy, nursing and dentistry, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences was founded on 12th April, 1988
The college is critical for building a competent health work force but faces many challenges in terms of human and physical resources, however there is great promise for the future 3-5 years!

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

There are 3 universities in SL, University of Sierra Leone, Njala University and University of Makeni(2005). University of Sierra Leone is made up of three colleges namely: College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Fourah Bay College (1827) and Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM).

The University of Sierra Leone teaching Hospitals complex comprises six hospitals : {Connaught Universtiy Teaching Hospital Hospital, Princess Christain Maternity Hospital and Ola During Children's hospital(Located at the same Venue), Jui University Teaching Hospital, Lakka University Teaching Hospital and Kissy University Teaching Hospital} all of which are located in Freetown.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

The area of research in Sierra Leone is a growing field. Most of the researches are clinical based research. However there are few lab based research . This is partly due to the paucity of the neccesary equipment and required facilities for conducting lab based research.

In 2014, the university of Sierra Leone formed a partnership with King's College London. This partnership aims at strengthning the health care system in Sierra Leone through research and policies. Since then, a good number of researches have been conducted and is still ongoing.

Also there are ongoing research at the Princess Christain Maternity Hospital, Freetown which is done in conjuction with CUAMM (Doctors for Africa) which aims at improving care for pregnant women.

BOARDING

One(1) meal per day would be provided for the incoming student at the expense of the NMO.

LODGING

Lodging is possible in the homes of SLEMSA-SL members for length of stayof clinical rotations.

TRANSPORTATION

A choice of buses, taxis or tricycles called 'keke' are available for the price of <$1 per stop. Taxis could be chartered for an agreed fee(between driver and student depending on distance from lodging to hospital) or if students prefer the daring motorcycle rides as a form of transport, they are free to do so(note however that motorcycles are forbidden in the more crowded areas and are restricted to less busy sites of Freetown).

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Dinners, parties, cultural nights, sightseeing of beaches and mountains all available at an extra cost of 40euros per head.

MUST SEE

The beaches are a must see and please come along with your swimsuits/bikinis/trunks/pants for a fun time out in the sun! Also running shoes and gear if you are interested in running!

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please on no account should you leave your bags/items/phones unattended at any given time. it would be wise to keep it by your person at all times.