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Alyssa Burrows

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 12:34

In reply to by tmedweb

Hi Sophia,

Great question! His relearning seemed to centre around not knowing where equipment was and how to use electronic medical records which vary between hospitals, let alone countries. So I am sure it can be quite a steep learning curve.

I think some benefits of travelling abroad are learning different pedagogies, meeting collaborators and building your networks, different centres have different expertise, access to equipment, general resources, the opportunity to understand different populations, and social-cultural differences (such as how people eat and live and approach or interact with health care). Another example is if you go to a topical country you may get to learn about tropical diseases for example and those things might be more on your radar.

Would love to hear other people's insights!


Alyssa Burrows

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