PICS Organization Name
Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone
$450 + Room & Board
Owen Ayers '19, Selah Hampton '18, Imani Williams '18
National and public university hospital, the children’s hospital of “la Timone” has 290 beds including all the facilities as well in medical pediatric specialties and surgical one (E&T, orthopedics, visceral and thoracic surgery, urology, neurology, plastic surgery, cardiac surgery); and a Maternity type III (means the best one for delicate pregnancy).
Situated beside an adult hospital of 700 beds, sharing some equipment (MRI, body Scan, PET scan, last generation of gamma unit (only 2 in France), conventional radiotherapy, robotic surgery …).
Largest hospital for children in France. Most important children’s hospital in France after “Necker Enfant Malade” (Paris). Numerous collaborations with North Africa, certified and accredited for medical residency in all Europe.
Public university hospital / Regional children's hospital / Accredited in Europe and national reference center /
Hosting Princeton interns has been very successful for the past 4 years in terms of friendship, collaboration and a great opportunity for exchange for our french medical students and residents.
- Review of medical charts concerning pediatric urology and general pediatric surgery in order to publish the collected data in a scientific review.
- Learning how the french medical system functions.
- Participating in the 'life' of a pediatric surgical department: staff / out patient clinic / operating theater.
- Active involvement with the clinical care of children as a member of a team
- Fluency in French language
- Tolerance and acceptance of a multiracial community
- Previous experience (any kind) in 'Latin countries'
- Practice in Excel, PowerPoint, pub med research and some background in statistical analysis
Expected Start Time
Expected End Time
6/1/18 - 7/31/18
Meets Certificate Requirement
Yes, Global Health Policy
Vaccination against tuberculosis and preferably hepatitis B & C also required
Insurance covering health and civic responsibility
Before this summer, I had never considered pediatric surgery as anything that I would pursue as a career, but now I'm absolutely set on it. Seeing the breadth of a pediatric specialists responsibilities convinced me that is the academic, technical, and emotional challenge that I seek from a career in medicine.
—Owen Ayers '19