One unit that stood out to me, would be the lab. I enjoyed every moment I was in there and I grasped every piece of information that I could. We met with Dr. Wisdom where he gave us a tour of the unit. As you walk up, the first person you see is the lady who you pay for your lab test, where patients then take a seat to wait their turn. Patients are then getting their blood drawn to perform the lab test requested by the Doctor. Dr. Wisdom pointed out it is so important to have good communication with the lab staff and the Doctors who request the test, because many things can go wrong without the correct information. As we moved inside the lab we saw where the pregnancy tests are performed and we learned that blood tests have to sit 45 minutes with dye on it to be readable in the microscope. I was able to look at red blood cells in the microscope and even run a test for CBC. I also learned that when reading a malaria test as you read you move the microscope in  a certain way so you do not recount the same parasites in the blood. You also have a counter clicker in your left hand for the blood cells and a counter clicker in your right hand for the amount of parasites.

As I have left I learned so much about myself and the culture, history, and lifestyle of Ghana. Ghana has left me with so much knowledge that I am more than grateful for. Before entering this program I was so sure I wanted to be a nurse, but as I began to learn more I definitely will achieve my dream of becoming a doctor. Going to Medical school is in my future and I know I will achieve it. I wholeheartedly respect and admire everyone in the medical community in Ghana. Their passion for their work in their community is admirable, also I have a great deal of respect for them as they have given me a chance to learn from them. In conclusion, this is by far the best experience