It was a bit difficult to get a normal hospital job after a year out. If I had not been working for one of “Americas best hospitals for trauma care” in the ED ahead of time, I would have really struggled.
Be ready for more frustration that you bargained for. Oddly, many Africans are not thrilled by foreigners coming in and making changes- which is what inevitably we all do…granted the changes lead to health improvements, but it is usually not seen that way in the moment.
Still, where else was I going to get trauma experience with Man on horse vs. land mine? It was great.
Here I am after a looong day/night in surgery with a local nurse-anesthetist 8 years ago