Program Dates: June 1-15, 2024
MCG students, get ready to explore the bonnie Highlands of Scotland. Learn about rural health systems as you visit with local practitioners and students in the field (sometimes literally). Take in amazing sites like the Isle of Skye, Inverness Castle, and Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Tour museums and research centers, and ride a cross-country train with your classmates, Harry Potter style.
Program Eligibility: must be enrolled in the Medical College of Georgia, not available to undergraduate students.
International Travel & Health Information
EMED 5007 - Comparative Policy, Strategy, and Systems in Rural Health
Application Deposit: $200
Deposit Due: March 1, 2024
Program Fee: Estimated $5000 (includes deposit) *airfare purchased separately.
Final Payment Due: April 5, 2024
Tuition & Fees: based on number of credit hours enrolled
Arrive in Edinburgh and transfer to Oban, en route to Oban, stop for lunch at Loch Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park, Group Welcome Dinner
Guided tour to Isle of Mull, Scotland’s second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, and marvel in the wildlife, historic ruins and beaches! Spend the afternoon visiting Mull and Iona Community Care Hospital with NHS
Travel to Isle of Skye, Along the way to Isle of Skye, stop at Glencoe, known for its breathtaking views and where Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban was filmed
Guided tour of Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle and take in the sights of the breathtaking scenery, quaint fishing villages and medieval castles.
Morning tour of Ballachulish Medical Clinic with NHS, Free afternoon in Isle of Skye
Travel to Inverness, visit Inverness Castle and climb the stairs to the viewing tower, tour the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. End the day with an afternoon stroll on the Abraichan Trail- an Inverness hidden gem (end point is the start of the Great Glen Way trail).
Spend the morning with Dr. Emma Watson and Dr. Pam Nicholl for a Health Equity lecture, Enjoy a tour of NHS Inverness
Free day, overnight in Inverness
Travel to Aberdeen via train, known as the gateway to the Highlands, famous golf courses and home to many international populations! Free day.
Guest lectures by Laura Chalmers, Head of the Centre for Collaborative and Interprofessional Practice at Robert Gordon University, Sheelagh Martindale, Head of Academic Commercialisation and Internationalisation at RGU, and Dr. Rona Patey, Director of the Institute of Education in Healthcare Medical Science at University of Aberdeen. Social dinner with RGU and University of Aberdeen students and faculty.
Travel to St. Andrews. Guided tour of St. Andrews University to include Living Links, the university's field station and research center. En route to Edinburgh, visit Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest city and is a UNESCO City of Design. Start your day by touring the Tayside Medical Museum*, overnight in Edinburgh.
Day trip to the medieval town of Stirling via train. Free time to explore and a guided tour of Stirling Castle. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Old Town. Free afternoon.
Spend the morning on a guided tour of the Royal College of Physicians*. Farewell Dinner.
Fly back to Augusta, GA from Edinburgh
*Itinerary may be subject to change