Twenty-two students pursuing careers in medicine at the Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, embarked on a Health Careers Global Health Trip to Trinidad and Tobago from May 22nd to June 3rd, 2017. This was an opportunity for these students to interact with doctors and local medical students, attend clinics and gain experience in active hospital environments.
During this trip they paid two visits to the San Fernando General and Teaching Hospital: the first was a tour facilitated by Nurse Kendra Peters, Patient Care Coordinator (SFGH), on May 26th, where they were exposed to one of the busiest health care facilities in Trinidad and Tobago. On their second visit on June 1st, the students participated in interactive sessions with trained professionals who were able to give them insights into what it takes to deliver quality care to patients daily. On hand to interact with the students were Mrs. Gail Miller-Meade, Chief Executive Officer (Ag.); Dr. Pravinde Ramoutar, Medical Director (Ag.); Dr. Lakhan Roop, Senior Medical Officer, Paediatric Surgical; Dr. Claude Khan, Community Diabetologist; and Ms. Anesa Doodnath-Siboo, Regional Manager Pharmacy Services.
Caption: (Front Row seated L to R) Dr. Lakhan Roop, Dr. Alayna M. Blash, Associate Director of the Health Careers Program (Spelman College), Dr. Claude Khan, Dr. Rosalind C. Gregory-Bass, Director of the Health Careers Program and Assistant Professor in the Environmental and Health Sciences Programme (Spelman College) and Ms. Anesa Doodnath-Siboo with the students at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital