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Mentoring International Medical Graduates

  • John Rombeau
  • Amy Goldberg
  • Catherine Loveland-Jones
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Abstract

The number of IMGs in US surgery continues to increase. IMG applicants should be evaluated as to their overall qualifications rather than solely as an IMG. IMG mentoring must be implemented early, preferably by designated IMG faculty and resident mentors. To optimally mentor IMGs it is necessary to understand their unique challenges upon entering a new country and medical culture. Structured mentoring programs efficaciously mentor IMGs entering US residencies.

Keywords

Surgical Training Faculty Mentor Orientation Program International Medical Graduate Surgical Residency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Rombeau
    • 1
  • Amy Goldberg
    • 1
  • Catherine Loveland-Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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