TITLE

The International Orthopaedic Health Elective at the University of California at San Francisco: The Eight-Year Experience

AUTHOR(S)
Disston, Alexander R.; Martinea-Diaz, Gabriel J.; Raju, Sarath; Rosales, Maria; Berry, Wit C.; Coughlin, R. Richard
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 12, p2999
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study that evaluates the impacts of an international elective encounter on the practice habits of resident trainees. The study uses a survey to find the characteristics of the study group of 31 orthopaedic surgeons who completed residency trainings from the University of California at San Francisco. Results show that residency training should incorporate introduction to health care, and suggests that sending physicians-in-training to improve medical training is not ideal.
ACCESSION #
48945483

 

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