Table 3

Top reason cited by survey respondents why visiting medical students do clerkships or electives at US and Puerto Rico allopathic medical schools with visiting medical student programs (n = 73)a.

Reason

No. (%) of Responses


Desire to do a residency at our institution

34 (47)

Reputation of our institution

16 (22)

Location of our institution

7 (10)

Learning opportunities at our institution

4 (5)

Word-of-mouth encouragement

3 (4)

Cost

2 (3)

Other reasons

2 (3)

Left item blank

5 (7)


a Responses to question 30 in Additional file 1.

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

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