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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Sciences and Mathematics
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Hotel
Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Meredith Powell, maj0007@auburn.edu Majors Eligible: Pre-Health Majors
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.75
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required Physical/Environmental Considerations: Ability to walk 6-11 miles a day
Program Description:

History and Culture in the Development of Medicine (Edinburgh, Scotland)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

Google Map of Edinburgh

Gain a unique experience abroad with COSAM!  Through exclusive access to museums such as the Surgeons' Hall Museum, Tayside Medical History Museum, and the University of Edinburgh's Anatomical museum, students will be exposed to the origins of healthcare and its impact on modern medicine.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an anatomy workshop, learn about Scottish medical history at the University of Edinburgh and University of Dundee medical schools, and explore Edinburgh through walking tours rooted in medical history.  Students will learn about grave-robbing in the 1800s, and how the unethical practice was fueled by the shortage of cadavers for medical school education.  The group will experience cultural excursions such as visits to Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, as well as a day trip through the Kingdom of Fife.  There will also be free time built-in for students to explore Edinburgh.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
There will be extensive walking (6-11 miles a day), possible cobblestone streets, use of stairs. Participants must be able to carry own luggage. Please consider that allergies and specific dietary requirements may be difficult to accommodate and may significantly limit dining options. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, participants must have completed 45+ credit hours prior to Spring 2020. Students will enroll in SCMH 5940 (3 credits) during the Spring 2020 term and travel to Scotland in May 2020.
Balmoral Clock in Edinburgh
IMPORTANT DATES

  • 08 Jan 2020:  Date Auburn classes begin
  • 01 May 2020: Date classes and examinations end
  • 03 May 2020: Date of group travel
  • 04 May 2020: Start date on location
  • 17 May 2020: End date on location
COURSES

Participants take SCMH 5940: Global Study / Travel in Sciences and Mathematics (3 credits) during Spring 2020.

Students will study the United States and Scottish medical preparation systems, and will be provided an opportunity to participate in learning experiences through travel to Scotland. Through exclusive access to museums such as the Surgeons' Hall Museum, Tayside Medical History Museum, and the University of Edinburgh's Anatomical museum, students will be exposed to the origins of healthcare and its impact on modern medicine.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an anatomy workshop, learn about Scottish me

dical history at the University of Edinburgh and University of Dundee medical schools, and explore Edinburgh through walking tours rooted in medical history.  Students will learn about grave-robbing in the 1800s, and how the unethical practice was fueled by the shortage of cadavers for medical school education. 

PROGRAM COSTS
Edinburgh Castle The estimated program cost is $5,280. Download a copy of the Estimated Student Budget COSAM - Edinburgh.pdf for additional details. 

Payment Schedule:

  • 8 November 2019: Application Deadline
  • 12 December 2019: First payment appears on eBill
  • 03 January 2020: First payment due $2,640
  • 09 January 2020: Second Payment appears on eBill
  • 02 February 2020: Second Payment due $2,640

Withdrawal Notice

  • Students should note that withdrawal from the program after acceptance and payment of the program fee may result in financial penalties.
  • Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.

HOUSING

Students will be housed in centrally-located hotels with 2 students sharing a room. Daily breakfast is included.

LOCATION

Holyrood Park in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

EXCURSIONS

Required excursions include: Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, and the Kingdom of Fife. Students will have free time to explore in, around, and outside the city of Edinburgh during this international program.
 

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

Surgeons' Hall Museum

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible.

If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

No visa is needed for U.S. citizens.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Meredith Powell at maj0007@auburn.edu.
 

 




This program is currently not accepting applications.