Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Mental health training in Somaliland - Day 35

Friday 25th October

Today is our day off - time to breathe and think a bit about how the teaching is going and whether we might change anything to improve it. One of our main challenges is the high number of students this year, which means that organizing them into groups can be tricky; however, we are all pleased with how the teaching is going so far. Today we meet and draw out a timetable for the OSCE examinations that the students will all sit next week. This is crucial, as for this to work for 68 students, our logistics will have to be impeccable!

Aidrous, a 6th year medical student who I taught in May this year is thankfully helping us with acting and organizing the other actors, and we decide to run three separate circuits of two OSCE’s, with six markers in total.