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MODERN & INGIDENOUS MEDICINE. A 4-Week Rotation for Medical Students Featuring Integrative Medicine for the Underserved in Kenya. Learning Objectives. Experience the long heritage of Integrative Medicine as practiced by indigenous cultures Encourage dialogue with medical practitioners in Kenya

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Modern ingidenous medicine

MODERN & INGIDENOUS MEDICINE

A 4-Week Rotation for Medical StudentsFeaturing Integrative Medicine for the Underserved in Kenya


Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Experience the long heritage of Integrative Medicine as practiced by indigenous cultures

  • Encourage dialogue with medical practitioners in Kenya

  • Develop a broader sense of cultural competency

  • Observe and develop existing clinical skills

  • Broaden public health knowledge

  • Develop creativity in problem-solving

  • Deepen a commitment to service


Proposed educational activities

Proposed Educational Activities

  • Orientation upon arrival, including cultural adjustment exercises & team building

  • Ongoing interactions with medical director and coordinator

  • Weekly lectures in the fields of AIDS, physical disability, public health care of Kenya, and integrative medicine

  • Clerkship days as described in itinerary, including inpatient, clinic, and ambulatory

  • Off-site activities by 4-wheel or walking / hiking, and tent and cabin sleeping, sometimes by group accommodation

  • Post-trip debrief materials and reflective discussion


Who can go

Who can go?

  • 4th and 3rd years* from Western U can reserve a spot first.

    • *3rd years must have vacation/elective at this time. Cannot change core rotations.

  • Students’ partners & family are welcome to join

    • Activities can be arranged during clinical days, some with additional cost

    • Maasai warrior treks

    • Other volunteering activities may be arranged in schools, childrens’ activity programs etc.

  • After Dec 10th, other students and professionals will be invited

  • Application process is simple, with 50% deposit due on booking, balance due 6 weeks before trip (February 25)

  • Western University credit is involved in the process


April 2 may 2 2012

April 2 –May 2, 2012


Travel orientation

Travel & Orientation

  • Wed 4th – Fri 6th

  • Arrive Nairobi through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

  • Stay at the Wildebeest Camp

  • Eco-tourism and excursions to wildlife centers and local tour sites

    Orientation: Team building, roles, curriculum & expectations, & cultural sensitivities


Nairobi wildebeest camp

Nairobi: Wildebeest Camp

  • Groups of 4-6 Dorm style rooms or shared Safari Tents

  • Upgrades to single or double rooming can be arranged


Kijabe kenya

Kijabe, Kenya

  • Sat 7th – Fri 14th

  • CURE Hospital

  • International Guesthouse, 2-4 per room

  • 6 days in CLINICAL, including surgical inpatient, orthopedic clinic outpatient

  • 3 days OFF


Cure international guesthouse

Cure International Guesthouse


Maji moto village

Maji Moto Village

  • Mon 16th – Mon 23rd

  • 6 days TRADITIONAL MEDICINE and VILLAGE CLINIC

  • 3 days FREE


Maji moto village1

Maji Moto Village

  • Stay in guest village

  • Small rural clinic

  • Learn traditional medicine with tribal healers and immersion with villagers

  • Hikes, medicinal harvest, ceremonies, shamanic medicine, warrior treks


Modern ingidenous medicine

My name is Salaton Ole Ntutu. I am very happy to welcome our guests into our community of Maasai.

If we have visitors, it’s a blessing. In Kenya, in Swahili, we don’t have the word “stranger.” So are Guests – Wageni.

You will be very happy when you are going to book this trip and come with us.


Maji moto clinic

Maji Moto Clinic


Talek and maasai mara safari

Talek and Maasai Mara Safari!

  • Travel through the bush to arrive in Talek Village

  • 2 days Safari at Maasai Mara National Park!


Talek community

Talek Community

  • Wed 25th – Tues, May 2nd

  • Koyiaki Community Clinic in Talek Town

  • Jackson Ole Njapit & many other mentors

  • 6 days CLINIC

  • 2 days OFF


Talek community1

Talek Community

  • Koyiaki Clinic


Talek riverside camp

Talek Riverside Camp

  • 2 people per cabin with flush toilet and hot shower

  • Overlooking the Talek river

  • Walking distance to clinic


Travel back to nairobi

Travel back to Nairobi

  • On the last day, we'll drive from Talek to Nairobi in the morning (about 4-5 hours), then return to Wildebeest for rest, showers, lunch etc. as people await flights home.


Can my companion book too

Can my companion book too?

  • Yes!

  • Option for all 4 weeks or 2 week trip (non-clinical only)

  • Opportunities to contribute, relax, or tour

  • Prices will depend on interest for this option


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Cost

  • 12+ travelers$3100

  • 6 – 11 travelers $3400

  • 2 week option for companions $1900


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  • Includes:

  • All ground transportation for locations outlined in the itinerary

  • All meals and lodging as presented in the itinerary

  • Activities in the itinerary, including conservation experiences, Maasai cultural activities, wildlife driving safari, nature walks

  • Clinic supervision and opportunity for academic credit

  • Pre-trip informational session

  • Does not include:

  • Air fare, tips, immunizations, visas, alcohol & personal purchases

  • Mandatory travelers medical insurance

  • Personal-use medical equipment such as stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, otoscope, scrubs, or gloves. Please bring these items along with your white coat.


Let s go take the next steps

Let’s Go! Take the next steps…

  • Join the group

    • Get on the mail list to stay informed

    • Tell us your level of interest—ready to book? Hold a space for now?

    • Contact your WU rotations advisor

  • Send application form, receive booking package

    • Email your application

    • Complete a booking form and make a deposit with Susan Olofson Travel

    • First priority for WU students through December 10th, preference thereafter

  • Begin fundraising and preparing for your journey!!


Student project ideas

Student Project Ideas


Questions or want an application email susanolofson@gmail com kenyamedicine@susanolofson com

QUESTIONS or WANT AN APPLICATION??Email: [email protected]@susanolofson.com

A 4-Week Rotation for Medical StudentsFeaturing Integrative Medicine for the Underserved in Kenya


Thank you asante sana

THANK YOU!!!ASANTE SANA!!

A 4-Week Rotation for Medical StudentsFeaturing Integrative Medicine for the Underserved in Kenya


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