University of Aberdeen
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest and the UK’s fifth oldest university. The University of Aberdeen is a world-leading research institution renowned for innovation, collaboration and international reach with its interdisciplinary, award-winning research that has made an impact locally and around the world.
4-Week Family Medicine Rotation
The University of Aberdeen serves as a site for a 4-week family medicine rotation for fourth year medical students. The University’s Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences is housed at the Inverness Campus. The University also offers a Remote and Rural training program, which is very popular and unique to the University of Aberdeen. Here, they have the opportunity to experience medicine as practiced in remote and rural areas, learn about issues specific to rurality and develop different skills in managing patients away from tertiary medical centers.
“To say my rural medicine rotation in Scotland was life-changing would be a gross understatement. While in Ullapool for two weeks, I had the opportunity to work with rural family physicians from Scotland, Ireland, and England while hosting clinics, providing emergency care, going out on house calls, and more in order to serve a rural population in the Scottish highlands.
What I learned from the incredible people of Ullapool far surpassed medicine. My experience there broadened my perspective of what it means to serve in a tight-knit community and to work as a team player to individualize care and promote both health and happiness. I then spent two weeks in Kirkwall at the sole hospital up in the Orkney Islands. Here, I had the opportunity to round on hospital patients, work in the A&E (emergency room), observe surgeries, and more. I also met medical/ radiology/ PT students from Germany, Scotland, England, Wales, and even Peoria, Illinois!
To learn about and provide inter-professional healthcare among the perspectives of providers and students from many different backgrounds really opened my eyes to new ways to approach challenges, novel exam techniques, and many perspectives of medicine and humanity that I had not considered before. I am so grateful to the Major Thomas F. Koritz Memorial Scholarship, RMED, and Dorothy over in Aberdeen who worked to make this experience possible. I am a better person and will be a better physician because of these four weeks and the wonderful people I had the opportunity to serve, to work with, and to befriend.”
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, Illinois 61107
- Upcoming EventsSeptember 21, 2023 - 6:05 pm
Below are two upcoming opportunities to add to your learning and skill set! VII Annual Latinx Health Symposium – Oct 13-14 – This academic event will gather Latinx affirming health experts, medical Spanish educators and leaders to provide education centered on Latinx health topics for physicians, other health professionals, and students. Illinois CHW Association Summit 2023 – […]