Table 4

Top challenge cited by survey respondents related to having and maintaining a visiting medical student program at US and Puerto Rico allopathic medical schools (n = 73)a.

Challenge

No. (%) of Responses


Overall, insufficient elective or clinical rotation slots to meet the demand

26 (36)

Insufficient elective or clinical rotation slots to meet the demand for a specific specialty

19 (26)

Widely variable eligibility criteria among departments and divisions at our institution

10 (14)

Insufficient funds

6 (8)

Lack of underrepresented minority visiting students

5 (7)

Lack of qualified visiting students

4 (5)

No response

3 (4)


a Responses to question 29 in Additional file 1.

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

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