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  • Maynard and Elaine Jacobson Award | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    provide a brief one page description of the proposed experience identifying academic center or health care center supervisor s and proposed activities The application will include a description of how the experience may enhance the student s perspective on medical care Applications will be judged on the quality of the medical experience itself and the student s statement The time frame of the international elective should be no less then 4 weeks with higher priority given to those electives lasting 6 8 weeks Requirements for credit Students are expected to prepare a two to three page report which will be filed with the International Medical Education and Research IMER Office within 30 days of the student s return from abroad The report along with the preceptor s report from the international institution will be required for academic credit Details for application Applications generally from 3rd and 4th year medical students are reviewed twice each year and are due in the IMER program office by June 30th The IMER Awards Committee will review applications by July 15th after consultation with UMF notification of awards will be sent to medical students by July 30th Checks will be issued by the financial aid

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/awards/jacobson.php (2014-11-22)
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  • Seoul National University Student Award | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    intended to support a wide variety of student projects in basic and applied research clinical work and public health The clinical research experiences may be on site at the receiving institution or at an affiliated facility Eligiblity Current University of Minnesota medical student or South Korean medical student priority given to students from SNU Number and amout of awards Determined each year by the program fund balance within the Minnesota Medical Foundation Procedure basis for selection of awardees In applying for the award students will provide a brief one page description of the proposed experience identifying academic center or health care center supervisor s and proposed activities The application will include a description of how the experience may enhance the student s perspective on medical care Applications will be judged on the quality of the medical experience itself and the student s statement The time frame of the international elective should be no less then 4 weeks with higher priority given to those electives lasting 6 8 weeks Requirements for credit Students are expected to prepare a two to three page report which will be filed with the International Medical Education and Research IMER Office within 30 days of the student s return from abroad The report along with the preceptor s report from the international institution will be required for academic credit Details for application Applications generally from 3rd and 4th year medical students are reviewed twice each year and are due in the IMER program office by June 30th The IMER Awards Committee will review applications by July 15th after consultation with UMF notification of awards will be sent to medical students by July 30th Checks will be issued by the financial aid office What s Inside Curriculum Awards Affiliates Getting Started Links Newsletter About IMER Make a

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/awards/seoul.php (2014-11-22)
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  • Paul G. and Elizabeth H. Quie Student Award (Pediatric Interest) | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    students will provide a brief one page description of the proposed experience identifying academic center or health care center supervisor s and proposed activities The application will include a description of how the experience may enhance the student s perspective on medical care Applications will be judged on the quality of the medical experience itself and the student s statement The time frame of the international elective should be no less then 4 weeks with higher priority given to those electives lasting 6 8 weeks Requirements for credit Students are expected to prepare a two to three page report which will be filed with the International Medical Education and Research IMER Office within 30 days of the student s return from abroad The report will be a requirement for academic credit Details for application Applications generally from 3rd and 4th year medical students are reviewed twice each year and are due in the IMER program office by June 30th The IMER Awards Committee will review applications by July 15th after consultation with UMF notification of awards will be sent to medical students by July 30th Checks will be issued by the financial aid office What s Inside Curriculum Awards Affiliates

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/awards/quie.php (2014-11-22)
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  • James H. and Carol E. Moller Scholarship | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    center supervisor s and proposed activities The application will include a description of how the experience may enhance the student s perspective on medical care Applications will be judged on the quality of the medical experience itself and the student s statement The awards are intended to support a wide variety of medical student electives with priority given to projects in developing countries The time frame of the international elective should be no less then 4 weeks with higher priority given to those electives lasting 6 8 weeks Requirements for credit Students are expected to prepare a two to three page report which will be filed with the International Medical Education and Research IMER Office within 30 days of the student s return from abroad This report and assessment by the site mentor overseeing the clinical or research experience form provide by the IMER office are requirements for academic credit Details for application Applications generally from 3rd and 4th year medical students are reviewed each year and are due in the IMER program office by June 30th The IMER Awards Committee will review applications by July15th after consultation with UMF notification of awards will be sent to medical students and

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/awards/moller.php (2014-11-22)
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  • Affiliated International Institutions | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    not necessary to know Swahili but learning a few key words and phrases is very helpful Selian Hospital Outreach Clinic There are also many great opportunities for volunteer work outside of Selian The former director of Selian Dr Mark Jacobson has opened a new hospital in town called Arusha Lutheran Medical Center ALMC ALMC is better equipped and funded and caters to a wealthier population I spent two weeks doing medicine at ALMC and also helped sort medical supplies and set up a procedure room in the soon to open ER Outside of the hospitals I did public health teaching at an orphanage for adolescent girls called Whisperers of the Jungle and also at a primary school called Gracious School For Gracious School we undertook a fundraising project and with the help of family and friends built them a new classroom playground and bathroom facility I also helped with student check ups at Gracious School and a secondary school outside of Arusha called Peace House It is also possible to get involved with the Flying Medical Service Through them you can participate in 3 day outreach clinics to the bush and also accompany patients on emergency medical flights throughout Tanzania Whisperers of the Jungle Orphanage Gracious School Tanzania offers wonderful opportunities for travel While there I went on 3 safaris climbed Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro visited Moshi Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and traveled to Cape Town South Africa and Egypt Travel in East Africa is very expensive but well worth it Tarangiri National Park Mt Kilimanjaro Ngorongoro Crater Practicalities The housing and amenities in Arusha are excellent by African standards Selian owns 2 fully furnished houses on Ilboru Road that can sleep up to 8 people Houses are shared by visiting medical students and doctors and have running water electricity internet and 24 hour security guards however this is Africa so expect to have frequent power outages and a few cold showers Bedding towels and kitchen supplies are all provided All houses have a maid that comes 2 3 times per week and washes laundry Ilboru is a dirt road that is either incredibly dusty or muddy depending on the season The short rainy season is November December and the long rainy season is April through June July Selian House 2 Ilboru Road Arusha has lots of great restaurants and many small grocery stores with inexpensive food It is easy to find bread peanut butter milk cereal pasta rice meat cheese eggs fruit and vegetables Shoprite is a large Western grocery store that also has shampoo lotion deodorant feminine products and socks so don t feel like you have to bring all of those items with you Taxis around town are cheap and sometimes visiting doctors have cars but expect to do a lot of walking There is a small cinema complex outside of town that plays fairly current US movies and Masai Camp is a fun dance club on Saturday nights The currency in Tanzania is the

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/affiliates/tanzania_selian.php (2014-11-22)
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  • Affiliated International Institutions | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    lumbar punctures were done on those presenting with probable meningitis or for therapeutic taps to relieve intracranial pressure on those with cryptococcal meningitis and various biopsies or other random jobs were completed By the end of my 2 weeks on the ward I had done 8 lumbar punctures and assisted my colleague medical students in doing over double that many I found that the more I got to know how the ward ran the more I realized how few of the patients were getting adequate care and the more I tried to help out as much as I could Most of the patient s stories were heart breaking and many patients didn t leave the floor alive because of the severity of their presenting conditions I had one patient who appeared septic on admission to the ward die shortly after I completed my H P I was at least able to order some initial antibiotics and fluids with the help of a visiting resident from Yale and I was preparing to draw labs and still waiting to present the patient to my busy intern by the time he passed away Another patient I will never forget E S was a 27 year old HIV negative man who presented with full body spasms classic opisthotonos and trismus due to tetanus Luckily the immunoglobulin antitoxin as well as appropriate antibiotics and muscle relaxants were available for treatment Unfortunately however E S had no family or friends with him at the hospital to provide care for him during the month he was an inpatient At Mulago each ward has only 2 3 nurses and a few nursing students who are primarily responsible for book keeping and administering IV medications to all the patients on the floor All other patient care including providing food water sheets and blankets helping patients get up and go to the toilet and going to the pharmacy to purchase all iv or oral medications was up to a patient s attendant E S had no attendant and after he had been at the hospital a day or two I realized he would probably die of dehydration unless someone came to help him out After bringing him food and water for a month I was glad to see he had improved greatly could speak and at least feed himself however he still wasn t able to walk due to the spasms It was tragic to see a grown man cry when I told him my rotation was over and I was going home The hospital was filled with too many similar distressing stories and as a single visiting student there was very little you could do to change the system in their favor I was still grateful however to have the opportunity to learn from these patients and to try to in return be as helpful as I could to get them the care they needed Though bringing a patient food and water may be crossing the line for the

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/affiliates/uganda_makerere.php (2014-11-22)
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  • Affiliated International Institutions | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    you will be accosted by several people offering taxi services DO NOT take a ride from them as they will charge you 2 3 times what you should pay The Mehru line will be marked and there will be a designated and official looking worker at the head of the line When you get a cab tell them to take you to the Koramungala BDA complex The gate entrance of St John s that is closest to Annex III is directly across the street from the BDA When you go through the gate you will see a large building in front of you this is the auditorium Proceed to the right and continue until the road ends at Annex III not even one city block Finding Jacintha the computer lab and the mall When you exit Annex III proceed straight and take the first right after the auditorium Soon you will see the therapy animals seriously At the corner where the animals end take a left and proceed straight until you see a guard At this point you can see the main path to the hospital on your R Cattycorner diagonal in a rose colored building is the building where you will find Jacintha Her office is the first on the right and opens at 09 00 She will ask you to go get stamp sized photos taken for the ID badge You can get these taken at the BDA for 60 rupees To find the shop go to the main staircase of the BDA and take a right When you see a sign for the flower store proceed through the tunnel alcove on the left the shop is the first one on your right To get to the computer lab continue down the same path you took to Jacintha s and take a right when you see the guy selling coffee Proceed straight to the back of the building and the computer lab is tucked away here To get to the forum mall it s easiest to exit the main gate of St John s and take a right Continue straight until you get to the gas station and veer to the right You ll walk for another five minutes or so until you will see the mall across the street Rotations at St John s You can elect to do pretty much whatever you want while at St John s They are very informal and flexible with foreign medical students I did one week of general internal medicine infectious disease two weeks of dermatology and one week of community health A word about what to expect while at St John s ward rounds are extremely busy patient volumes 2 3 times what we have in the U S and conducted in Kanada a dialect spoken in southern India Unless you ask a question or two the attending residents will assume you are not interested and you will fade into the background I would suggest asking a couple of

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/affiliates/india_st_johns.php (2014-11-22)
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  • Affiliated International Institutions | IMER | Medical Education | University of Minnesota
    patient clinical encounters typically last between 2 4 minutes Physical examinations are rarely performed these opportunities for observation also allowed Ms Kim and I to better understand common elements of the patient encounter and to refine the methodology that we would use for survey distribution and data collection I also had the opportunity to attend educational lectures given by the Department of Family Medicine Prior to my departure from Korea I will also have the opportunity to observe traditional Korean procedures and patient encounters at the KHUH While engaged in clinical observation I also worked to obtain approval from the respective IRBs at SNUH and KHUH to begin the survey distribution and chart review that form the core of our study Ms Kim and I learned that no one had ever before requested to start a survey and chart review based study at KHUH all previous studies had been randomized controlled trials or studies of specific clinical interventions The process of explaining the structure of a our pilot study as well as the importance of survey research and chart review provided me with an invaluable education about the various cultural perspectives that attend various types of research as well as the importance of cultural knowledge when attempting to collaborate on research projects For example Ms Kim and I soon learned that it was necessary to have dinner with every single member of the KHUH leadership before it would be appropriate for them to consider our IRB proposal One we obtained IRB approval we started the process of translating our surveys and the novel concepts that they contained into Korean Again I obtained an immense amount of knowledge about Korean culture as I worked with Korean residents to complete the translation work and I discovered that many concepts that are prevalent in the English language shared decision making SDM literature simply cannot be directly translated into the Korean language or ideological lexicon We conducted informal focus groups with physicians at multiple hospitals to be certain that our questions were appropriately designed to obtain the information that we were trying to ask We were also able to recruit senior undergraduate students and medical students to participate in our study as research assistants providing me with the outstanding opportunity to train and manage research assistants within the context of a study that encompassed multiple research institutions in different countries Eventually we began our distribution of surveys to Western physicians at SNUH traditional Korean physicians at KHUH Hoegi location and to patients at KHUH Gangdong location Multiple methodologies were used for physician survey distribution and collection including e mail distribution and in person solicitation We also began the process of performing chart review for the patients at Gangdong in order to determine if we were obtaining a representative sample of patients and to discern if a significant difference in clinical status existed between the established and new patient cohorts We have consulted with various members of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of

    Original URL path: http://www.meded.umn.edu/imer/affiliates/korea_seoul.php (2014-11-22)
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