||June, 2003 (2 weeks)
of site institution (3-4 words):
||Cataract surgery, Christian missions
a language requirement? If so, state language:
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
It is definately more relevant if you are Christian and/or
interested in ophthalmology. We
shared the gospel and prayed with/for people. There was
a cataract OR set up (12 surgeries/day), and ophthalmology
clinic, and a vision clinic.
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
The project is assigned befory you arrive. However, there
is some flexibility in your
day-to-day work, and if you have other interests, you could
almost certainly get involved with other porjects going
on in addition.
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
I had a great experience, but it is definately not for everyone.
It is a lot of fun, but at
the same time a very servant thing. I learned a lot about
myself and my temperment in addition to medical knowledge.
- What did you not like?
I enjoyed everything about this trip... even the goat every
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
I heard about this trip through a friend of a friend. The
trip is run by a small Methodist
church in Georgia and I'm not sure how people are selected
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
Trip was around $1000. (flight, lodging, food)
- 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:
Dr. Larson funded half of this trip ~$500.
- 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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