Archive for 08/2013

Research: The Intangible Costs and Benefits of Short-Term Medical Experiences

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by Asha Behdinan —- One key aspect of the work being carried out by The 53rd Week is research, which supports our advocacy/awareness and innovation efforts to improve the outcomes of short-term global health experiences abroad. This week’s blog post is from our summer intern, Asha Behndian, who describes an economic analysis she’s in the midst of preparing for presentation at…

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Long-term relationships: one lasting impact of short-term work

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by Lawrence Loh, MD MPH- ​A great new article by Ouma and Dimaras out of the University of Toronto aligns with our organizations interest in improving the outcomes of short-term medical experiences. Specifically, when discussing educational endeavors, the authors state that a mutual benefit approach needs to be identified at the outset. As weve described for a long time at The 53rd Week, the…

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