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Hospital Life

Filed in Abasi by on 10th April 2017
Hospital Life

Abasi has been moving round different departments as part of his internship. As ever it is not without the occasional drama. As he wrote… “HOSPITAL LIFE: Last time I emailed you I was still in Internal Medicine. Well Internal Medicine was fun up to the last moment. When eleven weeks are completed we are supposed […]

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Success after disappointment

Filed in Abasi by on 19th February 2017
Success after disappointment

Abasi is naturally very immersed in medicine and his medical career at the moment, but the future has a habit of creeping in. He has a long term girlfriend, also in medicine, and of course their future relationship is very important to him. Thoughts of marriage and children are on the horizon but his future […]

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Ups and downs

Filed in Abasi by on 3rd February 2017
Ups and downs

The date for the graduation ceremony for Abasi and his fellow graduates was set as 20th January back at the university in Dar and here was Abasi working silly hours 700 kilometres away in Mbeya, with less than 3 weeks to get organised. Then the news came through that the father of one of Abasis’ […]

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The tribulations of an intern

Filed in Abasi by on 13th January 2017
The tribulations of an intern

Christmas wasn’t a lot of fun for Abasi. He was unable to go home mainly for financial reasons. He uses his money to help his family and this doesn’t leave much spare. He has now been transferred to Internal Medicine for 11 weeks. He should have gone to Psychiatry as originally proscribed, but there was […]

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First days as an intern

Filed in Abasi by on 1st December 2016
First days as an intern

Abasi arrived at Mbeya Hospital or to use it’s proper name Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital (MZRH). The interns got a weeks orientation and then were given the schedule for which departments they would be working in and when they would rotate between them. Abasi was assigned to Casualty/Out Patients initially. His day started at 7am […]

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Abasi starts his internship

Filed in Abasi by on 9th November 2016
Abasi starts his internship

After six years of study, Abasi finally achieved his goal and became Dr Abasi in October. A pretty phenomenal achievement. But he didn’t rest on his laurels. In the course of his studies he also became a representative of TAMSA (Tanzania Medical Students Association) so he was soon heading for Dodoma for an TAMSA General […]

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Hello world!

Filed in Ramblings by on 8th April 2015
Hello world!

Hi, This website is mainly to record the progress of my surrogate son Abasi, on his journey to attempt to become a qualified doctor. You can read about his progress on the menu link “What’s Up Doc?”. However I feel the need to use up the web space I am paying for so I’ve decided […]

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