4 reasons why this physician specialized in infectious disease

The last sunlight of the day was slanting through Joseph’s hospital window. As the sun descended, it burned the sky crimson, and the mists rolled away, disappearing into Rwanda’s seemingly endless hills. I had just arrived in Kigali for global health work with a goal of medical education and, as I looked out, I felt at peace with my recent decision to apply to an infectious disease (ID) fellowship.

Earlier, while I was working on the wards in Rwanda’s largest tertiary care facility, I encountered my first so-called true…