I thought long and hard and long about applying to MSF. But, they ask for a significant time commitment, a minimum of 6 months, but usually a year. This is a long time to be gone. A very long time to sort out the work, the house, the kids, the friends, the partners, the bills, the unexpected that can happen in that length of time. And of course, there is the fact that you will be giving up your salary for quite a long time. So many decisions. So much indecision.
-Lorna Adams is a Canadian Family Physician, currently working in the world’s newest country, South Sudan.