Yep, that’s right. I am expecting another resident physician in emergency medicine from the US coming later this year.
It is very encouraging to get more interested doctors coming for short elective attachments in church run health centres in PNG. I am planning for the doctor to spend some time with the Four Square run health centre as well while assisting at the Immanuel Lutheran Rural Hospital. Not sure taking on-calls would be an option but will see.
And experience some Engan culture and tradition.
It would be great to keep this kind of arrangement on going for a long. I really do not know how to yet but will see what the future holds.
Any interested resident doctor or student wishing to do a medical elective in PNG just shoot me an email and we will see how I can arrange one for you.