Table 1

Reasons cited by US and Puerto Rico allopathic medical schools for having visiting medical student elective and clerkship programs (n = 73)a.

Reason

No. (%) of Responses


Recruitment for residency programs

66 (90)

Consistent with education mission of the institution

57 (78)

Enhancement of reputation

28 (38)

Providing teaching opportunities for faculty

12 (16)

Other

11 (15)

Income

6 (8)

Patient referrals

1 (1)


a Responses to question 4 in Additional file 1.

Mueller et al. BMC Medical Education 2010 10:41   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-41

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