About Me

My name is Jen Hathorn. I'm a family medicine physician. Since January 2015 I have been living in Egbe Nigeria, which is in Kogi State. I am serving at a bush hospital practicing full spectrum family medicine. I am working with an organization called World Medical Mission which is a part of Samaritan's Purse. This blog is my place to stay connected with you through stories, meditations and pictures. I hope that you enjoy reading the posts!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meet the Resident Doctors!!

Meet the Residentsand an update on my chicken 

So here are the family medicine residents who are working at Egbe Hospital right now. They are a great bunch and work hard. 

Dr. Jihmo is the senior resident. He has completed his first exam and is prepping for his second exam. He has worked as a doctor in the Nigerian Navy for a few years where he did a lot of general surgery. He has traveled all over the world as a missionary and likes to give sermons and lectures. His wife is currently in Texas, USA so we share the bond of talking to our families on the other side of the world! Dr Jihmo is out-going and becomes very animated when he talks. He also loves to cook (I’m still waiting for him to cook me his red sauce...hint, hint) and his opinions about things are very decided and tend to be humorous. 

Dr Babatunde is about to take his first level exam and will then be a senior resident like Dr Jihmo. He is much softer spoken and likes to ask lots of questions during rounds and when we are admitting patients together. He has a beautiful young wife who is here in Egbe often. He is not sure what his plans are for the future but I think he will make an excellent family medicine doctor when he has completed his training. 

Dr Ohju is our lone female resident. She is super chic and likes to dress in “city style” cloths. This means she wears pants, shorter skirts and fashionable shoes and jewelry. She is very knowledgable and able to do most procedures quickly without much assistance. Like me she is not a morning person, so I will often run into her rushing to the hospital a few minutes on the late side. When I was here last year she was the one who made me some very tasty “bushmeat” — currently off the menu thanks to ebola.  

Dr Gyia (sorry, no picture) is doing a 1 year posting here at Egbe to fulfill his public service duty (something every Nigerian must fulfill after college). He has already completed his internship and is still trying to decide what residency program he will join when he has completed his time with us in Egbe (we are trying to convince him that Family Medicine is really the best!!). He is gaining in confidence each day and I am excited to see how he will continue to grow as a doctor. 

Now for the chicken… You may remember that I was given a chicken as a gift last week when I arrived. Well, it is now peacefully “late” (you do not say dead in Nigeria), it’s feathers have been removed and it is awaiting some sort of tasty supper in my freezer. I will let you know when it has fulfilled its final calling. 

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