If there’s a will, there’s a way

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

Overcoming barriers to an overseas volunteer program for residents

Creating an overseas volunteer rotation for orthopaedic residents requires overcoming significant institutional barriers. The orthopaedic surgery residency program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has overcome these challenges, proving that implementing an overseas volunteer rotation for residents can be accomplished—with a small amount of political will.

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