n South African Gastroenterology Review - My trip to South Africa

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Cold, freezing cold, wind, 4 degrees Celsius, clouds, rain, mist... When you look out of the window, do you recognize, see or feel any of this? (except for the wind, which is, I must admit, impressing in Cape Town) My guess is you will not. Regrettably I do, since I am back home in Amsterdam. I am a sixth year, Dutch medical student. In August 2010 I got the once in a lifetime opportunity to do an elective in gastroenterology at the Groote Schuur Hospital. I decided to go for it and never regretted this. In fact, I would recommend an international elective or rotation to any medical student.

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