Internal Medicine

COMHAS students learn best practices from local doctors at Connaught hospital and from doctors and nurses at King's Sierra Leone partnership. Students follow doctors around for ward rounds. These images were taken on the Momenta Project Sierra Leone 2015 workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo © Katherine Wise/Momenta Workshops 2015.

COMAHS students learn from Connaught hospital and King’s Sierra Leone Partnership doctors in the classroom and on ward rounds. These images were taken on the Momenta Project Sierra Leone 2015 workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo © Katherine Wise/Momenta Workshops 2015.

An internal medicine programme is central to strong hospitals and high quality standards for patient care. The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership’s (KSLP) internal medicine team have been mentoring Sierra Leonean Consultants, Registrars and House Officers through daily hospital ward rounds and regular clinical case management meetings.

KSLP internal medicine volunteers also support the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) with coordinated delivery of clinical lectures for 4th and 6th year medical students, including practical bedside teaching. Working alongside hospital staff, the KSLP team is also involved in the process of writing new clinical guidelines across a range of areas including antibiotics stewardship and HIV.