so i just had an introductory meeting about my international clerkship next year in Eldoret, Kenya. Towards the end of the meeting my friend (4 of us are going) asks our Kenya liaison "is there anything that we should bring?" "well" she says "bring a couple boxes of gloves. if you want to do sutures, you need to bring your own suturing kit(s). you will definitely need to bring supplies to do your own LP's and lines, and if you like to use mesh for hernia repairs, you will need to bring your own." my friends asks "wait, you mean we're doing our own LP's, lines and minor surgeries??" her reply: "you will be in very very rural kenya . . . you will do what you think needs to be done. there is no one else to do it." i repeat: this is going to ROCK!