INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REPORT

Name of Organization: Facultad Ciencias Medicas-Sancti Spiritus
Location (city, country): Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Dates of your attendance: July 6, 2000-Aug 24, 2000
Purpose of site institution (3-4 words): Medical School
Is there a language requirement? If so, state language: Spanish

Activities available:

patient care
public/community health research

Opportunities appropriate for:

clinical students

  1. Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
    I worked in a family medicine clinic doing consults, history and physical exams, and nurse visits. I rotated in different services in the hospital: Emergency Department, Cardiology, Medicine

  2. Please describe the range of activities available, in addition to yours:
    Any rotation available in hospital and clinics

  3. Would you recommend this institution to other Penn medical students? Why?
    Yes! Cuba has an incredible medical education system. You will learn a lot of medicine.

  4. What did you not like?

  5. Is there an application process for this institution? How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates to know about?
    The medical school is in session between September and June so you will get the most out of doing a rotation during this time, especially if you want to work with other students.

  6. What costs were associated with the trip, other than transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing costs, food, etc.:
    $250/ week for housing, food, transportation and tuition

  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:
    $1500 educational fellowship

  8. Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
    Juanita Celix
    E-mail: celix@mail.med.upenn.edu

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