INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REPORT

Name of Organization: Measey Fellowship in International Geriatrics
Location (city, country): Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates of your attendance: 8/4/03 - 8/29/03
Purpose of site institution (3-4 words): Rotation in geriatrics
Is there a language requirement? If so, state language:  

Activities available:

Patient care

 

Opportunities appropriate for:

Clinical students

  1. 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 in Scotland.

  2. Please describe the range of activities available, in addition to yours:
    None at present.

  3. 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.

  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?
    Yes, through Penn's Institute on Aging.

  6. 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.

  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 the Institute on Aging: $2500.



  8. Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
    Teresa Mangin
    Email: terrymangin@yahoo.com
    Phone:

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