August 2000 Bulletin

OREF awards Orthopaedic Overseas grant for rotations to active sites

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation has awarded Orthopaedics Overseas a grant to fund senior resident rotations to active Orthopaedics Overseas sites. This experience for the resident provides exposure to a wide range of pathologies not commonly seen in the United States, as well as an introduction to issues in effective cross cultural communication. Working without the array of resources available in typical American health care settings, residents must learn to be flexible, to adapt to different circumstances and to hone their decision-making skills.

Senior residents interested in applying for the Orthopaedics Overseas-OREF Traveling Fellowship should send their CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons for their interest and a letter of recommendation from the director of their residency program. The application materials should be sent to Nancy Kelly, MHS, executive director, Orthopaedics Overseas, P.O. Box 65157, Washington, D.C. 20035. Admissions are on a rolling basis.

Fellows will receive round-trip airfare to the site, housing and a stipend. Assignments are four weeks in length, although longer rotations are possible if appropriate. Fellows are expected to submit a report to Orthopaedics Overseas upon their return summarizing what they learned, both personally and professionally.

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