Impact of Global Health Electives on Neurology Trainees

Vanessa R. Salasky, Deanna Saylor

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Abstract

We surveyed neurologists who completed a global health experience as residents or fellows to assess the impact of the experience. A total of 100% (n = 72) would recommend the experience to others. Most reported improved clinical (86%) and examination (82%) skills. All gained an understanding of different health care systems, and 83% reported deeper commitment to underserved populations. A total of 41 participants (57%) reported more judicious use of resources upon return to the United States. Global health electives had a positive impact on neurology trainees. More attention to the host country perspective and predeparture training may help inform program structure and participant expectations in the future. ANN NEUROL 2021.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of neurology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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