INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REPORT

Name of Organization: Queen Mary Hospital
Location (city, country): Hong Kong
Dates of your attendance:

2/3/02-3/2/02

Purpose of site institution (3-4 words):

Academic hospital

Is there a language requirement? If so, state language: No

Activities available:

Patient care

Opportunities appropriate for:

clinical students

  1. Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
    inpatient medicine rotation (much less rigorous than here, however). i tagged along with a 4-person 4th year med student team there, but i didn't have to take the end-of-rotation exam that they did.

  2. Please describe the range of activities available, in addition to yours:
    not sure-- there were a variety of clinical electives available, i know

  3. Would you recommend this institution to other Penn medical students? Why?
    yes-- flexible hours, interesting rounds, optional conferences allowed me to make my own schedule. patient population is very different from ours. other medical students and professors speak english and are friendly.


  4. What did you not like?
    inability to communicate with patients (they speak cantonese for the most part).

  5. Is there an application process for this institution? How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates to know about?
    There is an application which i attained through donald silberberg of international medical programs at penn (898-0283). the hospital could probably also email it to you directly. it says it must be submitted one year in advance, but i didn't get it until 7 months prior to my trip, and it was fine.


  6. What costs were associated with the trip, other than transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing costs, food, etc.:
    they would have provided housing across the street with other med students (small single rooms), but i had other accomodations planned. i paid for my own food.


  7. 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:
    No

  8. Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
    Katie Ruddy
    Email: katieruddy@hotmail.com
    Phone: 609-921-1638

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