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The most amazing experience of my career so far, however some flaws in administration and security.
This was an unbelievable experience that will be near impossible to match. It gave me remarkable and unparalleled practical experience in the medical field, which I feel I could not have gotten anywhere else in the world. I left the hospital there feeling like a real doctor and having confidence in what I was doing. I believe all medical students should at some point receive an experience such as this one.
I was quite happy with all administration as a whole, however as per my previous comment the one administrator posted to my group was extremely unsatisfactory.
The individual administrator assigned to my group, who stayed with us for the duration of the trip, was unprofessional in many many ways including lack of communication with the head of the company, moving his girlfriend into the apartment and failing to oraganise my transport to the airport when I was leaving. I also had a total of 210 euros stolen from the apartment from someone with access to the apartment (maid/cook/administartor himself) in my weeks there. Overall I was completely unsatisfied with my living conditions there and found it very uncomfortable to live somewhere for weeks with people I felt I could not trust.
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