Ghana Students ObservershipWendy Donaldy and Maame Yaa Kondau Idun from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana spent 5 weeks at Septic Surgery ward at Charité-University Medicine Berlin.


"Coming to Charite, we had no idea about the package in store for us. After the third year of medical school in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, we were given the chance to engage in an observational internship at any institution of our choice. Excited about this chance, we came across Pro-Implant Foundation at Charite on the internet, applied for an internship at the Septic Surgery ward and got accepted.


During our 5-week internship, we observed ward rounds and surgeries such as peri-acetabular osteotomy, joint replacement surgery and many others. We particularly enjoyed our discussion times with other interns and doctors on prosthetic joint infections and its spread, complications of prosthesis and implants as well as antibiotic therapy against biofilms. A lot of research work also goes into the treatment of resistant bacteria. We observed an experiment on bacteriophage isolation, as well as persistent bacterial cell isolation using a calorimetry; a system developed by Charite which measures bacteria activity, by measuring heat produced by bacteria.

In addition to all the goodies from Charite, we had the pleasure to tour the historical city of Berlin. We would like to say a big thank you to Dr. Andrej Trampuz and his team for this opportunity.

Charite has been both challenging and encouraging. We have been challenged to endeavor to provide our future patients with high quality medical care as we have seen being given at Charite. It is amazing how in this short time, we have found a family at Charite- University Medicine Berlin."



Maame Yaa Konadu Idun and Wendy Donaldy, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

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