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Medical mobility: how to gain further skills 

Medical mobility: how to gain further skills
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Medical mobility: how to gain further skills
Author(s):

Maria Orlova

, Marisa Casanova Dias

, Domenico Giacco

, and Marc H.M. Hermans

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198723646.003.0011
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date: 30 November 2021

Increased mobility of patients and doctors is changing clinical practice. This emphasizes the need for cultural awareness and cultural competence of medical professionals. This chapter offers an overview about medical mobility with a focus on psychiatric trainees. It may be of particular interest for those looking to gain international experience and enhance psychiatric skills; for example, trainees interested in subspecialties which are not available in their home country. Practical advice on how to organize a successful internship abroad is provided, based on insights from an existing exchange programme.

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