What are the benefits of International Medical & Clinical Experiences?

Exposure to a wider variety of illnesses

Whether you're a medical student or a resident, you will likely see illnesses and unusual clinical presentations of conditions you would probably not see at your school or hospital. You will probably also have more latitude in clinical planning and get to perform more procedures.

Learning about different Health Systems at World Class Universities

Rotating abroad, either as a medical student or as a resident, you learn a considerable amount of information about patients' experiences under different legal healthcare structures. Given possible upcoming changes in the healthcare system, it could be additionally helpful to have experiences in practical clinical work overseas to better understand the context of the changes.

Broadening your horizons

It sounds simple but doing a clinical clerkship overseas can provide a unique cultural understanding that affects your subsequent training. Residents surveyed in the above study stated that two years after completing an international clinical rotation, the experience continued to positively impact their awareness of cultural and socioeconomic factors and clinical and language skills. Additionally, the survey found that experience with different medical systems can help participant's gain better cultural understanding of medical care.