||Measey Fellowship in International Geriatrics
||8/4/03 - 8/29/03
of site institution (3-4 words):
||Rotation in geriatrics
a language requirement? If so, state language:
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
We began the rotation with a few days of classes about common
problems in geriatrics with the University of Edinburgh
medical students. We were then assigned to a geriatrics
ward for part of the time and an acute stroke unit for the
remainder. In addition, there
were many visits to nursing homes, rehab units, hospices,
etc which gave a fuller picture of the practice of geriatrics
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
None at present.
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
Yes, definitely! It was a great learning experience and
a lot of fun. . . We received warm welcomes everywhere we
went and had an opportunity to explore Scotland on the weekends.
- What did you not like?
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
Yes, through Penn's Institute on Aging.
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
The fellowship provides a stipend to cover expenses.
- 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 the Institute on Aging: $2500.
- 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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