INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REPORT

Name of Organization: Paul D. Stolley International Clinical Epidemiology Travel Award
Location (city, country): Bangkok, Thailand
Dates of your attendance: 10/04 - 10/28/2000
Purpose of site institution (3-4 words): Geriatric Medicine in Scotland
Is there a language requirement? If so, state language: English and good ear for dialect

Activities available:

patient care
public/community health research
clinical research
Tell them what you're interested in and they'll help you find a niche.

Opportunities appropriate for:

pre-clinical students
clinical students

  1. Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
    Clinical duties involve pt H+Ps and review with the attending on various services in one of several hospitals. I also had the oppoortunity to work on a joint clinical research project with the Ophtho and Geriatric Depts. which resulted in some interesting, potentially publishable, data. Also visit nursing homes (very infomative!!), rehab facilities, GPs in the rural areas.

  2. Please describe the range of activities available, in addition to yours:
    The staff are very accomdating. Anything you really want to do can be arranged.

  3. Would you recommend this institution to other Penn medical students? Why?
    Fully funded scholarship in a well-organized setting with plenty to do clinically. Excellent intro to different HC system and styles of practice. Great place to learn how to hone your PE skills as they are not nearly as dependent on diagnostic tests. Edinburgh is beautiful and has plenty to offer an enterprising student of life. Lots of free time. Housing for me was very nice (not so for others).

  4. What did you not like?


  5. Is there an application process for this institution? How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates to know about?
    Application and info available from Sheila P. Apply in fall of prior year.

  6. What costs were associated with the trip, other than transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing costs, food, etc.:
    Costs covered fairly easily by $2,500 scholarship. Housing is pre-arranged via Edinburgh University. Travel and food are up to you to arrange. Public transport is available, you do not need a car.

  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:
    See above.

  8. Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
    Erich Braun
    Email: erich@mail.med.upenn.edu
    Phone: 215-222-2315

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