Orthopaedic residents need experience abroad

By David Rovinsky, MD, FACS, and R. Richard Coughlin, MD

Volunteering overseas has beneficial impact at home

For more than 15 years, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Orthopaedic Surgery Program has built international volunteer rotations into the resident experience. It’s a practice that we consider basic to our goal of producing professional, compassionate, and competent orthopaedic surgeons—and one we believe that every orthopaedic surgery residency program should emulate. (See “If there’s a will, there’s a way”)

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