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2011 Trip Report

In October 2011, ten Swansea medical students visited the Gambia for two weeks as part of their accredited clinical apprenticeship. This was a move away from the very successful informal student exchange to a more formalized arrangement, with structured learning outcomes and oversight from a UK clinical tutor. We spent two days each rotating through …

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2009 Trip Report

This summer, five of our Swansea medical students are packing their bags for Africa! The students will be spread across two main projects and are being joined by a trainee pathologist from Wales. Each year, various exchange placements are organised. This trip aims to both strengthen the link between Wales and The Gambia and yield worthwhile outcomes …

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2008 Trip Report

On Monday 8th December 2008 a certain band of Swansea 2nd Year Medical students flew out to the Gambia for 2 weeks. You can read all about their trip on their blog, and look at their photos. In January the Swansea students who visited the Gambia in December gave a presentation about their visit and …

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Twitching at 5am

By Paul Griffiths  The team departed bleary eyed and bloodshot at an early hour, for a canoe trip through the mangrove swamps with local bird guides and managed to clock 3 species of king fisher and an assortment of herons, egrets, terns and wading birds before breakfast. The Caspian tern, or “flying carrot” as our …

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It’s a small world!

This week a team of eight of the Swansea-Gambia Link group from Swansea are visiting The Gambia and the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital to meet our Gambian counterparts and develop a Memorandum of Understanding, achievable aims for the link and plans for future projects. To prove that the world is truly a small place Steve …

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