INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REPORT

Name of Organization: NUPACE
Location (city, country): Nagoya, Japan
Dates of your attendance: Oct-Apr 2001
Purpose of site institution (3-4 words): Ophthalmology Research
Is there a language requirement? If so, state language:

No

Activities available:

patient care
public/community health research
clinical research
basic science research

Opportunities appropriate for:

pre-clinical students
clinical students

  1. Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
    Observed patients, saw interesting surgeries, was taught by very enthusiastic professors, participated in study groups with professors, interesting dinners and seminars with professors, clinical research involving the medical school class there.

  2. Please describe the range of activities available, in addition to yours:
    Please see number 1, and interact with international students from different countries.

  3. Would you recommend this institution to other Penn medical students? Why?
    Definitely! The people are great there. They are very enthusiastic for people to come. And its all paid. Airplane ticket, stipend...

  4. What did you not like?
    Nothing

  5. Is there an application process for this institution? How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates to know about?
    Yes, go to international office, Yes important dates, but i dont remember. but this is a 6 month program.

  6. What costs were associated with the trip, other than transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing costs, food, etc.:
    None

  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:
    Yes, from NUPACE. Nagoya University Program for Academic Cultural Exchange

  8. Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
    Jane Loman
    E-mail: jloman@mail.med.upenn.edu

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