Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Brenda Narice, MD, BA in Scientific Translation
My name is Brenda Narice. I graduated as a medical doctor (1st Honours degree) from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2011. I also hold an English-Spanish translation degree with a major in Medical Translation (2011). I am currently working as a Foundation House Officer for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.
In 2010, I was granted a six-month scholarship to study Women’s Health and Obstetrics at the University of Oslo which allowed me to identify significant differences between the Norwegian and the Argentinean health care system.
As an undergraduate student, I worked at the Executive Committee and Student Council of my translation course for 2 years organizing activities to promote the study of the English language within our society. I also gained formal teaching experience by working as a teacher assistant at the Pharmacology Department of the University of Buenos Aires.
After getting my degree, I did an elective in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for a private clinic in Buenos Aires (Sanatorio Güemes) which provided me with first-hand experience of how the private health system works in Argentina, since I had done my undergraduate training at a local public hospital (Hospital Cosme Argerich).
I also had the chance to work as a Project Assistant at Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (WHO collaborating centre) for 8 months. Among other tasks, I was responsible for coordinating the Oxford University Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute e-learning project of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Mexico, Ethiopia and India. My internship at GFMER was a very rewarding experience which led to the completion of my first postgraduate certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health and the presentation of my peer reviewed thesis at WHO in 2012. In 2012, before settling down in the UK, I worked as a medical volunteer at Ho Municipal Hospital in Ghana. Working in a rural clinical setting proved to be both a very challenging and fruitful experience which I would like to repeat in the future.
- Some tips to reduce spelling and grammar mistakes in English and to improve the overall quality and style of your papers - Brenda Narice, Aldo Campana
- Argentina profile of the sexual and reproductive health services available at primary care level - Brenda Narice
The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia - University of Oxford
- The Oxford Evidence-based Management of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Training Course in Mumbai, India, December 9, 2011
- The Oxford Evidence-based Management of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Training Course in Mexico City, Mexico, 2012