Surgery in Cambodia

Who?

I’m Rory, a final year student especially interested in paediatric surgery

Where? 

I spent 7 weeks of the summer at the Children’s Surgical Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

How? 

To get in touch with the hospital we simply emailed the hospital CEO; we received a prompt reply accepting us, simple!

What?

Over the 7 weeks we got involved in all sorts of operations at the hospital including orthopaedics, plastics, ENT. Although lots of patients were children the hospital also provided free care to adult patients. As well as clinical work, we were able to carry out research looking at infection rates in orthopaedic surgical cases.

Why go? 

A brilliant opportunity to explore your favourite speciality. I became very involved in surgery, and saw some paediatric pathologies that I would never see here in the UK!

Contact 

rc526@cam.ac.uk