Located in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, Mek’elle University and Ayder Referral Hospital offer
Amharic is the national language of Ethiopia; however, several dialects are spoken throughout the country, including Tigrinya in Mek’elle. The language of instruction is English. Medical records are also kept in English. a unique opportunity for pediatrics residents from Washington University to care for patients. The 500-bed Ayder Referral Hospital has a general pediatric ward of approximately 75 beds, a 10-bed PICU, a 15-bed NICU, and a well-baby nursery. Opportunities exist for residents to work in any of these locations during their time in Mek’elle.