Palestine Medical Complex

Here are a few photos from the Palestine Medical Complex, where we spent our first several days working in the Pediatric department. We had morning report every day, and it was very similar to what we do in the US, albeit in a mix of Arabic and English. We then rounded on two different teams comprised of an attending physician, residents and medical students. We saw some interesting cases as the other guys have already told you about. The kids there were like kids everywhere–they don’t like hospitals or doctors and they prefer to be held by their mothers than be examined by us. I apologize that their are not more photos, but as this is a real hospital with real patients I felt it inappropriate to take pictures in patient rooms–even though HIPAA does not exist in this part of the world. There is a fine line between being a tourist and a ‘doctor’ when you are walking around the hospital with a camera, and I prefer to stay on the doctor side. There are also a couple of photos of us having conversations with residents, discussing health care, the occupation, and life as residents/medical students here and in the US.

One Response to “Palestine Medical Complex”
  1. Kris says:

    Hi Joshua, I work with a non-profit television network in Canada. We’re working on a production related to the Palestine Medical Complex. (It’s actually about a nursing college in Emmaus-Qubeibeh affiliated with Bethelehem University and specifically built to trains nurses for the PMC.) For our production, we need an image of the facade of the hospital. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to successfully contact the PMC to acquire a photo from them. (Their website has no contact information.) Would I be able to use your photo of the outside of the hospital? I believe you have access to my name and email address, and I would be happy to give you more details about our project. Thanks for your consideration!

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