Finally, a talk about the growth of emergency medicine in Africa by Annet Alenyo Ngabirano, MD
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 36 – No 08 – August 2017
(@AAlenyo), an emergency medicine registrar at Stellenbosch University in CapeTown, South Africa, reminded us how we can learn from each other’s successes and failures. We were inspired by learning that, since the first emergency physician graduated from residency in Africa in 2007, nine out of 54 African nations now have emergency medicine programs. As such, the flow of information is becoming bidirectional. While we can be proud of what the field of emergency medicine has accomplished in the United States in the last few decades, it’s clear that, increasingly, we will have much to learn from the rest of the world as their programs mature and continue to spread.
Dr. Faust (@JeremyFaust) is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Westafer (@Lwestafer) is an attending physician and research fellow at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and a clinical instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
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