Location: Cerrahpasa University School of Medicine in Istanbul
How long was the ultrasound-related portion of your trip? 4 weeks
How many UCI medical students were a part of your team? 7
Did you conduct ultrasound research? If so, what type? Ultrasound education/training
When was your first team meeting to plan for your trip? 1/15/2014
When did your group submit their IRB? 4/24/2014
How many abstracts did your group (in total) submit to the World Congress in Ultrasound Medical Education Conference in Portland this year? 1
What other conferences did your group submit abstracts to? AAMC Annual Meeting
What types of clinical activities did you participate in aside from ultrasound? Shadowing (medicine), Patient ultrasound (not related to research or educational training), Patient care (participated in performing procedures or treatments)
Who set-up your living arrangements for the ultrasound portion of your trip? The organization/institution I volunteered/worked for
How much did you pay for your living accommodations (total)? $0
How much did your roundtrip airfare cost? $1500-2000+
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? Yes
How many UCI SOM ultrasound machines did your group check out? 3
How many non-UCI SOM ultrasound machines did your group use on your trip? 0
How long did it take you to pack (approximately)? 3-8 hrs
Any additional ultrasound supplies or resources your team would have liked?
The 3 ultrasounds were sufficient but maybe an extra charger because we had days that all of the machines were dying and only one of the chargers would work.
In retrospect, is there anything you would have done differently on your trip?
Learn some basic Turkish phrases!