Published on: December 22, 2010

Amanda Rodger is a medical student from Edinburgh, who did a two-month elective with us at Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS). She helped us by doing a formal evaluation of our six weeks course in Palliative Medicine for doctors, so that we could use the information to improve future courses.

Here is the letter that she sent at the time of leaving us:

Amanda at a Community Medicine workshop, Trivandrum Medical College


I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU! to you all for welcoming me into your team. It has been lovely coming in every morning to be greeted by smiles all round.

I have enjoyed my time here and it has been a very valuable elective experience. I have learnt a lot about palliative care and India, and most importantly, I will return to UK with fond memories.

You are an inspiring group of people, who I have much admiration for. I can only hope that I show as much compassion and care as you all do to my patients of the future.

Keep up the good work.

All the Best,

Thank you for the visit and for so easily merging into the team, Amanda. It was good to have you with us.

Hope you will come back some day to work with us!