May 31 to July 26, 2020
Training: Kampala, Uganda
June 1 - June 26
June 27 - July 24
Final Conference: Kampala, Uganda
The Summer Institute in Uganda trains and places up to 12 participants to assist hospitals, medical schools, and a home for children with disabilities. This 8-week program is run in partnership with DukeEngage and is only available to students from Duke University.
The Uganda program offers participants an immersive cultural and clinical experience. Participants from Duke live and work alongside Ugandan biomedical engineering students from Makerere University (a prestigious university in Uganda's capital, Kampala). The program starts with four weeks of training from instructors at Makerere University. Participants study the public health care system in Uganda, learn basic Luganda language, and receive lectures and hands-on lab training in medical equipment repair and effective design for low-resource settings.
During the second month, each team of two Duke students and one Makerere student rotates through two 2-week placements, working closely with local technicians and medical staff to make equipment repairs, execute trainings, install equipment, or perform other engineering duties for the hospitals.In addition, each team must develop a design project and present their prototype at the end of the program.
All placements are within the city of Kampala, and the participants share a guesthouse for the entire two month program.
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