INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REPORT

Name of Organization: Measey Fellowship in International Geriatrics
Location (city, country): Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates of your attendance: August 2003
Purpose of site institution (3-4 words): Medical School
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.):
    I saw patients and rounded with teams in a variety of settings including hospitals in Edinburgh and Sterling, rehabilitation centres and nursing homes.


  2. 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.

  3. 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 to travel.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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:
    The Institute for Aging provides a $2500 stipend.



  8. Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
    Gabor Vari
    Email: gvari@mail.med.upenn.edu
    Phone: 215-545-0960

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