Glasgow: a very interesting place
Paolo Gallipoli tells how he found his elective to Glasgow
- By: Paolo Gallipoli
Before I entered my final year as a medical student at the University of Naples in Italy in October, I decided to come to Britain for an overseas placement. During August 2001 I spent one month's elective at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. I was in the general internal medicine ward at the department of medicine and therapeutics.
It is a common opinion (at least from what I heard) that Glasgow is not a beautiful city and that it does not have much to see or visit. I disagree with this completely. I found Glasgow a very interesting place, with lots to see and do.
There are several museums and art galleries in Glasgow, a lot of beautiful parks, and the city centre offers a wide range of possibilities for shopping and enjoying yourself. Glasgow is a very lively city with the possibility to do something interesting every single day