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Gynecological Oncology in Botswana

Sidrah Shah

Medical School Class of 2021

Sidrah Shah
Globe of Africa

I spent almost four months out of the last year in Gaborone, Botswana, doing research at the gynecological oncology clinic in Princess Marina Hospital. I had the opportunity to learn about the challenges faced in this setting and the innovative solutions being used to address them.

I also was able to appreciate the role culture plays in health care, which is easy to miss when practicing in your own culture. Finally, returning to the same site for a second time taught me the importance of long-term commitment in global health.

These invaluable lessons will doubtlessly continue to shape both my career and personal development.

– Sidrah Shah, Medical School Class of 2021

Map of Botswana

Map of Botswana.

Sidrah Shah stands with two colleagues at the clinic in Botswana

Sidrah Shah and two colleagues at the Gynecological Oncology Clinic Clinic in Gabarone, Botswana.

Sidrah Shah and three colleagues in Gabarone, Botswana.

Sidrah Shah and her colleagues in Gabarone, Botswana.