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    zfranco is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Advise on Clinical Rotations in the UK?

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    Hey you all! Any US student from SGU has done rotations in the UK? I would appreciate any feedback.

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    Late reply but maybe someone will still find it useful.

    Depends on your goals. IMO it's better to stay away from London and experience the real UK. I did mine in the Westmidlands and it was fun. The only downside is that it probably took longer for public transport to get me to major cities for shopping or sightseeing ... but what's the rush? Outside of London, as an American, you're also going to stand out more to the locals and I found them to be very friendly and helpful.
    Being an American in London isn't going to get you any special treatment.
    Hanging out at pubs is a lot of fun and laid back when you're hanging with locals.

    And to be frank, another big reason is that an "exotic" American gets dates easily in a smaller town.

    Other things to do:

    Keep checking the paper for Eurostar deals so you can hop over to Paris for a couple of days for fun. Find the cheapest lodging ... which really isn't bad in Paris.

    Rent a Fiat and drive to the highlands of Scotland (avoid tourist traps like Loch Lomond ... Glasgow can be dangerous so I avoided it ... ) but you'll have to drive manual transmission shifting with your left hand ... If you can drive stick then it takes about 5 min to get used to doing it.

    It was a lot of fun. Good luck!

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    Hi longbough, the more I read your post, I want to do my rotations in UK. It is nice to get to know the culture and people. May be I might do some rotations in UK when I am ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer2013 View Post
    Hi longbough, the more I read your post, I want to do my rotations in UK. It is nice to get to know the culture and people. May be I might do some rotations in UK when I am ready.
    Do it. I have very fond memories.

    Also you can experience socialized healthcare first hand.
    In brief, NHS is not a panacea. It has some big shortcomings that wouldn't fly here in the US. As a provider or patient I'd still rather be in the US.
    It's not all bad, just different. And UK patients are refreshingly grateful and trusting (often to the point of naivete) to their docs... In the US patients don't have the same sense of reverence ... for better or worse.

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    ChipotleMD is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Sorry to revive a dead thread, I didn't want to create a new post. I have a question, as an American who receives federal loans for school. How do people pay for tuition doing rotations in the UK? Can you use US federal loans during your third year to do rotations in the UK? This wouldn't make any sense... so do you have to pay out of pocket?

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