||Moorfield's Eye Hospital
||5/1 - 5/14/2000
of site institution (3-4 words):
a language requirement? If so, state language:
Should have already taken Ophtho 400 level course
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
Followed physicians and actively participated in H+Ps although
you cannot see pts on your own as liability limits even
visiting resident's involvement. Plenty of surgical cases,
but again cannot scrub. All cases are on video and extra
teaching heads are readily available. Amazing selection
of specialized clinics with an unmatched referral base.
Interesting intro to a very different HC system. EXCELLENT
away rotation if you are going into ophtho as this is a
VERY famous Eye Hospital.
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
They will give you a schedule but everything is fairly flexible.
Would recommend staying at Moorfield's vs. going to other
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
YES, however, this away rotation is only for very focused
students interested in ophtho. If you can arrange the time,
money and credit and you are interested in getting into
a competitive ophtho residency program, this is a great
trip!!! No funding was available when I went and London
- What did you not like?
Expensive, difficult to arrange as this is not a rotation
organized for US med students. Although the activities are
primarily observational, this is a resident-level style
of program so the more you know about ophtho the more you
will get out of it.
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
You have to arrange this yourself. Just call and get a letter
from Scheie (preferrably Dr. Fine) supporting your stated
interest. Start one year prior to planned date of visit.
Try contacting Dr. Roberta Gausus at Scheie if you are interested
in more details. Make sure you get some form of documentaton
from the program before you book your ticket (they were
somewhat disorganized when I made my plans).
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
Everything is up to you food, housing, transport, beer
(required on several occasions) etc. There is a Med student
elective fee of 600 pounds Sterling for 4 weeks, pro rated
at 150 pounds per week for shorter stays. I was able to
reduce this fee to 25 pounds/wk when I told them I was visiting
- 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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