Who are you?
Where did you go?
USA (Pittsburgh and LA)
How did you organise it?
Pittsburgh – Through their elective website (http://www.medstudentaffairs.pitt.edu/visiting-students/)
LA – Emailed the consultants personally and asked whether I could observe them for 3 weeks
Why you would recommend it?
The doctors are very happy to teach! They are also very liberal on investigations, so you get to interpret different sorts of data which you might not have had the chance to in the UK.
Amazing shopping, and might get to see celebrities in LA!
Why you would not recommend it?
Long hours, 6am – 6pm is very normal.
Quite hard to travel around without a car as each city is so large and widespread. We used buses and that was fine, but it could take up a lot of time!