Location: University of New England School of Rural Medicine, Armidale, Australia
How long was the ultrasound-related portion of your trip? 2 weeks
How many UCI medical students were a part of your team? 3
Did you conduct ultrasound research? If so, what type? Ultrasound education/training, Ultrasound Effectiveness
When was your first team meeting to plan for your trip? 1/3/2014
When did your group submit their IRB? 3/27/2014
How many abstracts did your group (in total) submit to the World Congress in Ultrasound Medical Education Conference in Portland this year? 2
What other conferences did your group submit abstracts to? AAMC 2014 Annual Meeting
What types of clinical activities did you participate in aside from ultrasound? Shadowing (medicine), Patient intake (interview, vitals, preparation to see provider), Patient ultrasound (not related to research or educational training)
Who set-up your living arrangements for the ultrasound portion of your trip? our team of UCI med students
How muchdid you pay for your living accommodations (total)? $300-699
How much did your roundtrip airfare cost? $1300-1599
Did the funds from UCI SOM for international summer travel cover your total airfare and accommodations (not including food) for the ultrasound portion of your trip? No
If not, how much extra did you pay out of pocket? $1-99
How many UCI SOM ultrasound machines did your group check out? 1
How many non-UCI SOM ultrasound machines did your group use on your trip? 6
Where did any non-UCI machines come from? The University of New England, Sonosite rep from Australia
How long did it take you to pack (approximately)? 7-8 hours
Any additional ultrasound supplies or resources your team would have liked? No
Is there anything you would have done differently on your trip?
-Start contacting the school earlier
-Spend more time one on one teaching US, would not go somewhere so expensive, more shadowing especially in surgery.
-Reach out to the University of Newcastle to try and do ultrasound related teaching there in addition to the University of New England in Armidale.
Recommendations for those going to the same place next summer:
-Please speak with us first so we can help them decide what their goals will be while they’re there and so that we can help them to navigate through everything they need to do prior to the trip.