||Hospital General San Juan de Dios
||Guatemala City, Guatemala
of site institution (3-4 words):
||Pediatrics Hospital Rotation
a language requirement? If so, state language:
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
This is a 1-2 month pediatrics rotation at a large public
hospital in Guatemala City. It is an exchange program with
the University of Utah for residents and clinical medical
students. I spent 4 weeks at the hospital, one week each
in the peds ED, PICU, neonatal care unit, and the general
peds floor participating in rounds, shadowing and assisting
residents in their duties, interviewing and examining patients
(in spanish), and doing 1 short talk (in spanish).
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
Yes! This is an excellent opportunity to see the practice
of medicine in another country in an organized and well-developed
program that has the infrastructure necessary for a rich
experience without the hassles of disorganization often
present in rotations or experiences
- What did you not like?
Not much! Excellent experience!
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
Simply email Dr. Christensen, mention you are from Penn
and were given his name by one of the students who did the
rotation in Sept. 2000, Anna Grosz. The rotation is possible
year-round, but there are many students and residents from
Utah who participate so you won't have 100% freedom to choose
your rotation dates. I did, however, receive my first choice
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
Residents in the peds program will house and feed you.
They are very reluctant to take money from visitors and
will 'treat' you to lunch and dinner a lot. However, I tried
to buy groceries when possible and chip in if they would
allow it. You must pay for airfare.
- 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:
Email: anna firstname.lastname@example.org
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