||Measey Fellowship in International Geriatrics
of site institution (3-4 words):
a language requirement? If so, state language:
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
I saw patients and rounded with teams in a variety of settings
including hospitals in Edinburgh and Sterling, rehabilitation
centres and nursing homes.
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
All three of us basically did the same thing as far as visiting
various places and rounding with teams.
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
Absolutely. The doctors, staff, and patients in Scotland
were extremely friendly and easy-going. It was interesting
to observe medicine practiced in a vastly different way.
Scotland is also a beautiful country and we all got a chance
- What did you not like?
Everything was great. If there was only one change I could
have made it would be to have our accomodations slightly
closer to city centre.
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
Yes, it is internally arranged here at Penn by the Insitute
for Aging by Sheila Pasupathy.
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
We had to pay for housing costs, food, and transportation.
But this was all covered by the stipend.
- 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:
The Institute for Aging provides a $2500 stipend.
- 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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