Myungsung Christian Medical Center (MCM) has an patient capacity of around 248 beds. It is located at the eastern part of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. The inpatient wards include surgical, medical, pediatrics, OBGYNs, ER and intensive care. MCM offers ophthalmologic, dental, hemodialysis as part of community health programs. Current long-term expatriate staff include 3 American general surgeons, 1 American family physician, 1 neurosurgeon one US orthopedic surgeon, 1 Canadian pediatric surgeon, 1 Korean nephrologist, 1 Korean radiologist, 1 Korean ophthalmologist and 1 Korean dentist. There are approximately 30 Ethiopian general practitioners and specialists.
CHSC medical needs at this facility:
- Family Medicine
- General Surgeon
- Intensive Care
- RN’s multiple specialties ideally a RN Clinical Educator
- Medical School faculty
- Basic Science faculty
CHSC support staff needs at this facility:
- Hospital administrator
- Teacher to help with home schooling on the mission station
- Hospital/ Missionary Chaplain
- Information Technology Specialist
- General admin support such as social media
Our staff often serve as faculty in established training programs and residencies raising up the next generation of health professionals. Others train national staff in less formal environments. Building local capacity is central to the identity of the Christian Health Service Corps, therefore we actively seek out places where we can have a lasting impact by discipling, and training local Christian physicians and health professionals to serve in their own communities.
CHSC missionary physician Dr. Roger Holland and his wife Rita serve at MCM. Dr. Holland is dean of the medical school at Myungsung Christian Medical Center. There is an ongoing need for physicians to serve as academic and clinical faculty in this program.
Language: English is spoken by most hospital staff. Amharic is the office language of Ethiopia. Also spoken are Somali and Arabic and many others. Teaching is done in English and nearly all the hospital staff speak English. Most of the Korean volunteers have limited English capabilities, but are eager to learn and all are gracious and humble to all.
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