Benfra is headed and directed by highly trained personnel from Kenya's most best universities and have a wide range of clinical experience with most medical facilities in and around Nairobi. This affords Benfra the best opportunity by which to negotiate volunteering and internship positions. Your internship will be supervised on-site by professional personnel in their relevant fields, and this experience can range from locally based dispensaries to national hospitals both government and private facilities.
Medical students considering participation in an international medical service experience should review the following;
Primary purpose of a student clinical experience is observation, and not hands-on treatment.
Always keep the welfare of the patient foremost in your mind. It is particularly important to honor in communities with limited resources, where all patients must be given the choice whether or not to have trainees involved in their care.
Every act of service involves the building of cultural bridge. Students should bring knowledge of the history and culture of the community they will serve.
Students to support the health care team in provision of health treatment after receiving adequate instructions. However all the activities should be supervised.
There will always be disparities in what individuals students are prepared and trained to do. Always understand and perform within your limitations.