Committees  |   November 2017
ASA-GHO Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship and ASA Overseas Training Program in Guyana: Two Reports From the Field
Author Affiliations
  • Berend Mets, M.B., Ph.D., FRCA
    Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach
    Chair
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Committees   |   November 2017
ASA-GHO Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship and ASA Overseas Training Program in Guyana: Two Reports From the Field
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 50-52.
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 50-52.
Less than 12 hours after arriving in Guyana, I introduced myself to the staff at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) by walking in and immediately breaking a rule. In attempting to find my soon-to-be coworkers, I stepped over a yellow line on the floor delineating an area requiring scrubs from the entryway where anything could be worn. Still in my street clothes, I learned how accommodating my hosts would be when they handed me a pair of scrubs, gently guided me back out and helped me find the locker room.
I had arrived in Guyana with arrangements made through the Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship. Last fall, just prior to my scheduled departure to Ethiopia, a crisis there necessitated cancellation of my planned trip to the CURE International hospital in Addis Ababa. As an alternative location, the ASA Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach (GHO) helped arrange my visit to Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana.
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