This summer, WWAMI sponsored four of us to spend six weeks in Cambodia working at the Children's Surgical Centre. We scrubbed in for an average of 4-5 surgeries per day acting as first-assist for much of the time. While there we worked with specialists and medical students from around the world. We spent a lot of time together and took trips to Siem Reap (land of Angkor Wat), Mondulkiri (jungle trek), and Sihanoukville (beach town).
Although most of our time was spent in the O.R., we were able to get away on the weekends and explore Cambodia.
Our guides getting our rides ready for a 2-day trek through the jungle
Exploring the villages north of Phnom Penh by scooter
Sunset over the rubble and trash as seen from my guesthouse
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The Surgical Center had one O.R. with 3 cases usually happening simultaneously
See one, do one, teach one
Click here to see more pictures from Cambodia ---> CAMBODIA '11