Having done my elective in a developing country I have come to learn that healthcare is influenced heavily not by just the skills of the doctor, but the entire healthcare system. It is difficult to work in healthcare where basic sanitation does not exist. I did not enjoy not being able to practice to the level of medicine that I am able to do in a Western hospital. I also didn’t like being the white female in a chauvunistic society, where I don’t speak the language. It makes it very difficult. If you want to stay for a long period of time, you do have the capacity to make a difference. Yet I don’t think that’s me. S loved it. She loved figuring out what she could do. I just felt guilty that I was delivering a substandard level of care.
Everyone is different though.
So for now. I give up on this, it gives me room to direct my career in a direction that I really want to go. 2 months ago