What Does an Anesthetist Do? (Anesthesiologist)

What Does an Anesthetist Do?   Overall, anesthetists, also known as anesthesiologists, are responsible for administering one of three different types of anesthesia to patients undergoing specific procedures that require numbing. It is critical to note that an anesthesiologist doesn’t merely assess the safety of anesthesia before, during, and after surgery, but also assesses the … Read more

Zambian Clinical Shadowing Program | June 2023

A Simply Amazing Opportunity for all Aspiring Medical Professionals in the USA & Canada! Program Type: Residential Program for college and high school pre-health students Venue (Primarily Hospital): Livingstone Central Hospital, Livingstone, Zambia Classification: Shadow various specialties in medicine/surgery Dates: June 10-24, 2023 Booking status: Registration NOW open (scroll down to register) Eligibility: Aspiring Health … Read more

South African Clinical Shadowing Program | May – June 2022

A Simply Amazing Opportunity for all Aspiring Medical Professionals in the USA & Canada! Program Type: Residential Program for college pre-health students Venue (Primary Hospital): Union Netcare Hospital, Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa Classification: Emergency Medicine Shadowing Program for Pre-med students Dates: May – June, 2020 Booking status: Registration CLOSED (Apologies, May-June 2022 program cancelled due to uncertainties creared by Covid 19). … Read more

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a highly contagious viral infection with a high mortality – and the recent outbreak in West Africa with sporadic cases in other parts of the world is by far the largest epidemic of this disease in recent human history. The Ebola Virus was first identified in Sudan in 1976.  The second … Read more

How to Become a Surgeon

So you want to become a specialist surgeon? A specialist surgeon is someone who focuses on a particular field of medicine such as cardiology, neurology, or another specific medical field. All specialist doctors have many years of education and training in their chosen areas. But before you learn how to become a surgeon who specializes … Read more

Surgical Suturing Techniques Mastery Guide

Introduction to Suturing Suturing Techniques – Guide (Infographic) Suturing Techniques – Indications and Contra-indications If you need a suture kit go here. Introduction to Suturing The primary goal of suturing is to approximate (bring together the wound margins) and to eliminate dead space between wound walls and edges so that underlying tissues are held together. … Read more

Surgical Knots Used in Wound Suturing

As a general rule, wounds are either closed secondarily or primarily.   Primary wound closure is one that is operated upon the wound within a short time of its occurrence. The suturing takes little cleaning and preparation which is probably why this type is more popular when it comes to wound suturing.   Secondary wound … Read more