||Isolated Island Hospital
||St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean
||March 24-April 22, 2001
of site institution (3-4 words):
All Island Medical Care
a language requirement? If so, state language:
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
Work week was divided daily between hospital ward rounds,
emergent clinic visits, scheduled clinic visits, emergency/casualty
clinic, operating theatre (once weekly), ambulance calls,
pre-natal clinic, mental health hospital rounds. Student
through as many of the 6 country clinics as possible.
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
Yes, as this island is so isolated, with NO landing strip
and contact with the outside world only 10 times yearly.
This isolation provides for opportunities to improvise and
learn the meaning of self-reliance. Pts can only be referred
for high-level care 10 times yearly, ALL other operations/procedures/care
must be handled by the islands FOUR physicians.
- 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?
Please contact David Dinan, MS4, for information regarding
how to arrange an away rotation here. Although it can be
done, one must be able to plan well ahead in order to make
the scheduled sailings of the island's passenger/cargo vessel.
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
Variable -- Housing may range from $0-650/mo for food
and housing (less if two students go and share). Car rental
is not necessary, but could greatly improve your time on
this small island (approx. $15/day including insurance.)
- 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:
- 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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