From Central Africa to Egypt: A Surgeon’s Journey

  • David Carl Thompson Harpur Memorial Hospital
Keywords: transition, culture, worldview, surgery, Africa


When medical professionals step out of one culture into another to serve in mission, the transition is far more complex and difficult than even those with wide international experience may realize, especially if it involves a change between widely divergent cultures, the need to learn a new language or work through a translator, and understanding a completely new worldview. Understanding how these issues affect medical practice requires a mixture of humility, curiousity, and perseverance, and can bring about successful transition and widen doors to successful ministry.

Author Biography

David Carl Thompson, Harpur Memorial Hospital

Chief of Surgery

PAACS Program Director

PAACS Regional Director for North and East Africa

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS)



How to Cite
Thompson, D. C. (2019). From Central Africa to Egypt: A Surgeon’s Journey. Christian Journal for Global Health, 6(2), 50-54.
Short Communications / Field Reports