The PPSC Rose Medical Elective Program is newly established although Rose has had experience in providing a medical elective program in the past. Our star Surgeon, Dr Nous Sarom has moved to become the Head of Surgery at the Preah Mettokelea Surgical Centre (PPSC) at the Military Hospital in Phnom Penh. Dr Sarom has had a long history with Rose and we have adapted our program to follow this wonderful surgeon and teacher. The Program is now being administered by Ms Sophak Chim who has excellent organisational skills and fantastic written English. She is managing our complicated schedule and ensuring that students receive communication from Cambodia upon receiving their email enquiries. Obviously being a new program there will be teething problems but we hope that the program will evolve to be a leading elective program in Cambodia, especially with the assistance of great feedback from the students!
If you are interested in being a part of our program, the first step is to email Sophak on firstname.lastname@example.org. The first thing we need to know is when you plan on coming. We have a strict policy of taking only 2 students at a time, this is both for the benefit of the students visiting and also to avoid overloading the staff at PPSC. In extenuating circumstances, we can at times allow 3 students to come but this is not the norm.
While at PPSC you will have the opportunity to observe the everyday happenings of the hospital which will give you an insight into medicine in a developing country. You will also have the opportunity to elect to visit other Rose projects in Cambodia, the Rose Khieng Khleang Eye Clinic (for a maximum of one week) and the Rose Cambodia Rehabilitation Centre (for a maximum of one day).
For more information about the program, the following documents will be useful to you. Sophak will guide you through the process but you are able to read these documents to get an idea whether this is the kind of program that suits you or not.
Child Protection Policy
Child Protection Code of Conduct
It is also good to read this blog as this collates past students’ experiences with Rose: http://www.rosestudent.blogspot.com