Tenwek is a missionary hospital that began in 1937 as a single-nurse dispensary. Tenwek has now grown to a 260-bed hospital and training center with five operating rooms.
In 2010, the hospital treated 120,000 outpatients, 14,000 inpatients, and performed over 3,000 major surgeries.
I spent 7 days working with surgeons Dr. Rowe and Dr. Galat. In that time, I assisted with or observed about 30 surgeries.
My routine from 7 am-9 am in the morning included rounds, checking on post-ops, examining x-rays, and planning the surgeries for the day. From 9am-5pm I assisted with or observed surgeries.