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

Disston, Alexander R.; Martinea-Diaz, Gabriel J.; Raju, Sarath; Rosales, Maria; Berry, Wit C.; Coughlin, R. Richard
December 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 12, p2999
Academic Journal
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.


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