||February 2003 - August 2003
of site institution (3-4 words):
a language requirement? If so, state language:
Public community health research
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
I was the coordinator of a clinical research project testing
a new processing method for sputum smears. I was responsible
for overseeing the research staff, coordinating data collection
and data entry. I also had the opportunity to round in the
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
The project is assigned befory you arrive. However, there
is some flexibility in your
day-to-day work, and if you have other interests, you could
almost certainly get involved with other porjects going
on in addition.
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
Yes, Botswana is a great country to live in and it is in
a fascinating part of the world. The project offered me
a lot of autonomy and the staff were enjoyable to work with.
- What did you not like?
There is not a lot of supervision, so you need to be fairly
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
Yes, please see AMSA website.
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
CDC pays for plane fare and housing. Otherwise, student
pays for everything else.
- Did you receive funding for this trip? If so, from
whom and for how much? Please provide important information,
such as contacts, application procedure, and due dates:
Just from CDC. However, another student got money from
Dr. Larsen for some elective.
- Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested
in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
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