Name of Organization: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Location (city, country): London, England
Dates of your attendance: 7/02
Purpose of site institution (3-4 words): Neurological diseases
Is there a language requirement? If so, state language:  

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.):
    Following the neuroradiologists in the radiology department. Watching interventional procedures.

  2. Please describe the range of activities available, in addition to yours:
    Spent time at Great Ormond Street hospital (one of the best peds hospitals in Europe), also at a center for epilepsy.

  3. Would you recommend this institution to other Penn medical students? Why?
    Yes -- it was an excellent radiology experience at a well-known hospital. The radiologists were all very nice and supportive of my presence. As a teaching hospital, many conferences/seminars available.

  4. What did you not like?
    Not used to having foreign students -- I basically bullied my way in.

  5. Is there an application process for this institution? How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates to know about?
    Not really. I basically chose the hospital based on proximity to where I had free living
    arrangements and then called their neurorads dept. Took me forever to find the right people to talk to and get permission. Will probably be a similarly difficult process
    to do this rotation again (but worth it, I think). On the plus side, you can go pretty much whenever you want and can do whatever you want while you're there.

  6. What costs were associated with the trip, other than transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing costs, food, etc.:
    No other costs. Hospital had a reasonably priced cafeteria.

  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 funding. Paid for plane ticket, stayed with friend, ate cheap.

  8. Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
    Juan Batlle
    Phone: 215-670-2214

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