||Universidad San Francisco
||Feb. 28 - March 24, 2000
of site institution (3-4 words):
||University with Medical School
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.):
Dr. Mantilla arranged for me to work in 2 very different
locations, the University Clinic (which was like student
health although also saw other patients as well--I was able
to see some patients on my own there) and a rural 15-bed
hospital, Hospital Yaruqui, where I spent time in the ED,
outpatient clinics, and inpatient wards (and assisted a
number of deliveries). I was also able to participate in
classes with other medical students (in Spanish).
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
Dr. Mantilla could probably also arrange for an experience
at Baca Ortiz or at other sites affiliated with the University.
My rotation was classified as Family medicine but you could
pursue interests in Peds, OB-GYN, Internal Medicine, or
possibly others as well.
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
Yes--this was a somewhat more organized experience than
my others in Ecuador. Dr. Mantilla is super nice and seemed
happy to help other students get set up. He might also be
able to help place you with a local family for housing.
- What did you not like?
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
I would contact Dr. Mantilla by e-mail (you can try telephone
if you don't get a response) and tell him you got the contact
information from me.
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
No institutional fees--I lived in the same apartment
for $80 per month as I had during my Baca Ortiz experience.
It was a 45 minute commute by bus from downtown Quito to
the University, and another 30 minutes past that for Hospital
Yaruqui, but the buses are only maybe 20 cents and easy
- 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:
- 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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