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JOIN THE FLAMINGLETS

Through their involvement in The Flaminglets, medical students & young medical professionals gain firsthand experience in patient advocacy, learning the importance of standing up for those in need and providing empathetic care.

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CREATING A SAFE, INCLUSIVE SPACE 

Our mission is to start students young, nurturing values that will shape compassionate and proactive individuals in the future healthcare system. In doing so we also create an inclusive, safe space where students are encouraged to talk about issues relevant to what they experience.

 

Principles we teach & advocate for:

Self-Care: Teaching the importance of taking care of their bodies and minds.

Compassionate Care: Instilling the significance of empathy and kindness in every interaction.

Patient Advocacy: Empowering them to be voices for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Deliberate Living: Encouraging thoughtful, intentional choices that positively impact their communities.

We believe it is crucial to teach young medical students the value of advocating for others and being compassionate doctors of the future. We value what these young minds contribute. We are passionate about education and are committed to fostering a generation of medical professionals who are not only skilled but also deeply compassionate and dedicated to making a difference. The Flaminglets are a testament to our belief that education and compassion go hand in hand in creating a healthier, more caring society.

OUR ACTIVE HOSPITALS

Although we're only active at 5 public hospitals, we invite students from across South Africa to join us. 

Western Cape

GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL

Western Cape

TYGERBERG
HOSPITAL

Western Cape

GEORGE
HOSPITAL

Eastern Cape

LIVINGSTONE
HOSPITAL

Eastern Cape

CECILIA MAKIWANE
HOSPITAL

JOIN OUR UPCOMING WEBINARS?

We host regular Flaminglet webinars aimed at creating a collaborative space, addressing key issues affecting Medical Students. 

MONDAY 8 JULY 2024 / 18H00 / ONLINE

Do's & Dont's of Communicating with Cancer Patients
- Dr. Liana Roodt 

MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER / 18H00 / ONLINE

TOPIC TO BE CONFIRMED.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPENINGS 📢

WHAT OUR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SAY

Chantelle Guise-Brown

Being a part of Project Flamingo inspires me to show up for my patients with passion and empathy. They have shaped my beliefs about holistic patient care and patient advocacy.  I feel honored to be included in this community of compassionate and dedicated individuals, and I aspire to embody their values as I become a doctor.

Marlu McLean

It has been such a privilege being part of the Project Flamingo team. It is so much more than an NPO, it is a loving family who puts the patient's needs before their own and above and beyond for each cancer patient.

Naledi Mohale

Being a Flaminglet to means being part of a selfless team that works tirelessly to ensure that patients receive timeous surgical intervention. It means learning not only about medical procedures and surgical techniques, but also about different barriers to healthcare and how we as healthcare workers can help to mitigate these for our patients. It truly has been an honour to be part of such an amazing project!

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