COVID-19 and Clinical Rotations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Olga Djoutsop Mbougo Faculty of Medicine, Bel Campus University of Technology, Kinshasa
  • Vanessa Youmbi Nono Faculty of Medicine, Bel Campus University of Technology, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ulrick S. Kanmounye Faculty of Medicine, Bel Campus University of Technology, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Global Neurosurgery Initiative, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Research, Association of Future African Neurosurgeons, Yaounde, Cameroon
Keywords: Coronavirus, Internship and Residency, Medical students, Democratic Republic of Congo, COVID-19, Pandemic

Abstract

Two of the authors are final year medical students currently rotating at the Monkolé Mother and Infant Hospital Center, Democratic Republic of Congo. They recount their experience as interns before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. They detail the national and hospital response to COVID-19 and their effects on the general population and healthcare personnel. They go on to describe how they are coping while they are at home.

Author Biographies

Vanessa Youmbi Nono, Faculty of Medicine, Bel Campus University of Technology, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

BS

Ulrick S. Kanmounye, Faculty of Medicine, Bel Campus University of Technology, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Global Neurosurgery Initiative, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Department of Research, Association of Future African Neurosurgeons, Yaounde, Cameroon

MD

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Published
2020-07-02
How to Cite
Djoutsop Mbougo, O., Youmbi Nono, V., & Kanmounye, U. S. (2020). COVID-19 and Clinical Rotations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Medical Students, 8(2), 177-179. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2020.539
Section
Experience