Medical Students Training
Primary Care Haiti Expands Training to Include Aspiring Healthcare Providers
As part of Primary Care Haiti’s (PCH) goal to improve healthcare delivery in Haiti, two years ago, PCH launched a training program in emergency response medicine. This specialized program strengthens the skills of healthcare providers. Considering its success in training hundreds of physicians and nurses, and participants’ enthusiasm for its training, in 2019, PCH will broaden the program’s scope by offering a similar training to aspiring healthcare providers who are in their final year of medical training.
Primary Care Haiti will accept up to 20 senior-year medical students per training session. The sessions will be held in January and June starting in 2019. The program curriculum will include Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). In general, the training lasts 4 days and is based outside of Port-au-Prince.
To apply for this opportunity, students must be in their senior year. They must submit a letter of recommendation or approval from their dean, attesting that they are in good standing and eligible to participate. PCH selected participants will be responsible for their room and board during the training sessions. PCH will award a meritorious scholarship to up to three students, based on their academic performance. More information on the application process is available inPrimary Care Haiti Facebook Group PCH will begin accepting applications for the 2019 sessions on September 1st, 2018
Upon successful completion of the program, the participants will receive a duly signed and sealed PCH certificate.
Primary Care Haiti looks forward to continuing its contributions to the long-term improvement of medical education in Haiti through this new program for aspiring physicians. Through this program, PCH seeks to begin its partnerships with Haitian healthcare providers at the outset of their careers.
Dr. Michaele A. Gedeon is the coordinator of PCH’s aspiring healthcare providers training program.