Physio2

January 14, 2015

Meet the second year Physiotherapy students at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. They are respectful, inquisitive and flexible – all great qualities for paving the way for the profession of physiotherapy in Malawi. Every year, I meet a new cohort of students. This was my fourth year to have the privilege of teaching at the College of Medicine. The first cohort has graduated and is doing a year long internship before they become fully licensed. The challenges are many – school strikes, changing faculty, fees, as well as the rigor of the program. I wish them all the best as they endure and represent our profession well. And, I thank them for their attention, great questions and welcoming attitude during our classes.

The School of Physiotherapy, University of Malawi College of Medicine

The School of Physiotherapy, University of Malawi College of Medicine

We had torrential rains this week - disaster level flooding and collapsing of houses in the region. Power and water out for days. Still, the students came to class. We gathered near the windows so they could see the handouts - and had a some great discussions.

We had torrential rains this week – disaster level flooding and collapsing of houses in the region. Power and water out for days. Still, the students came to class. We gathered near the windows so they could see the handouts – and had a some great discussions.

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5 Responses to “Physio2”

  1. Burnet Makaika Says:

    It was a wonderful experience with you madam. The approach of the lecture was very nice and it made things simple to understand.. Thank you madam for all your contribution towards physiotherapy here in Malawi… All the best!!
    *proud to be a physiotherapist in training*

  2. caseynesbit Says:

    It was my pleasure and honor. Stay well, Burnet.

  3. Chris Ruggiero Says:

    Casey,

    So good to see the students’s smiling faces given the recent flooding. Thank you for sharing your stories and perspective from half way around the globe. Be well.

    Chris

    • caseynesbit Says:

      Hi Chris, Kris and Stella! They were a fantastic – I inspiring group. Now we need some OT colleagues in Malawi:)

  4. Charles Nyasa Says:

    For the great time we have had together as friends, by the faith you have in us as a possibility, and in honor of our pride in having you as a model, on behalf of Physio Year 2 “I EXPRESS GRATITUDE”. Looking forward to our next time.


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