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Table 3 Benefits to hosts participating in international educational exchanges

From: Perspectives of South American physicians hosting foreign rotators in emergency medicine

Benefit Quotations from interviews
Knowledge sharing about EM systems and practice ‘Learning about how another system works in different countries is great and it makes you think about your own system, its administration, and what advantages new technology can bring’.
Medical knowledge transfer ‘A visiting resident taught us how to start central lines with ultrasound guidance. Now several of us use ultrasound whenever possible to start our central lines’.
Long-term relationship formation ‘My department maintains contact with the physicians who have worked here from around the world. Over time we have built a network that produces research projects and future exchanges’.
  1. ‘Benefits’ theme quotations from in-person interviews with South American physicians working in Emergency Departments hosting Emergency Medicine residents and other foreign rotators (total interviews = 24).