The UK has been at the forefront of medical teaching for centuries. After three and a half rigorous years in AMST, join your peers for an exploration into the exciting culture of the United Kingdom while learning about the achievements in medicine pioneered in this country.
Learn about the National Health Service (NHS) through a special lecture at University College London (UCL), currently ranked 8th in the World (QS World University Rankings 2019/20) and compare and contrast NHS with our healthcare system here in the USA. View medical artifacts at the Wellcome Collection, one of the most interesting medical museums in the world. Visit the oldest surviving operating theatre in the UK, used in the days before anaesthetics and antiseptic surgery at the Old Operating Theatre Museum.
Special UK NHS Hospital Experience
Spend a half-day at an NHS hospital learning about neurological diseases, starting with a lecture on neurology and the brain led by the hospital senior neurologist. We'll discuss degenerative brain diseases and how they are treated as well as interpreted. In the afternoon head downstairs to the Prosectorium where you will handle human brains and put into practice your knowledge from the morning. We'll then go into the dissection room that houses all of the medically donated cadavers, you will see real human cadavers and be able to talk with the doctors here to better understand their work.
There is so much to see and do in London! Visit the British Museum, Tower of London, and UK Parliament. Embark on a half-day bike tour of Hyde Park, it's palaces, and iconic London landmarks. We will also participate in a service project with Rhythms of Life, a hunger/homelessness charity located in Central London. In the past we have painted, cleaned, organized food, and cooked and served meals to the homeless in Trafalgar Square. Through these experiences AMST seniors will bond together and return the US with not only a new appreciation for the world, but a new appreciation for each other.
Visit a top-performing "academy" local high school and shadow other students, attend classes, and make new friends. Through a visit to this high school students will see that although there are vast differences in secondary education in both countries, normal teenage life is not so different abroad. We will also tour the oldest English-speaking university in the world, Oxford University.
Breakfast will be at your leisure in our hotel each morning, lunch (not included) will be on the run at markets or food courts, and dinners will be at some of London's most exciting restaurants!
After our non-stop flight to London, we will be using the world-famous Tube (London Underground) as our primary means of transportation during the program. There will also be extensive walking and students can expect to walk between 5-8 miles per day.
20 Mar 20 Newark-London Heathrow VS02 2245/0945*
28 Mar 20 London Heathrow-Newark VS01 1605/2030
AMST Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores
Global Week #1: March 20 (evening flight)-March 28, 2020
Total 27 students, 3 staff
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