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Short-term research projects in low-resource settings

Aneena Anna Abraham

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.073


Abstract

A chance to train in a low resource setting is a priceless experience for someone who aspires to pursue a career in international health. In recent years the number of US-based medical students undertaking short-term research in lowresource settings has gone up. The paper by Provenzano and others describes specific ethical concerns related to this phenomenon and suggests guidelines medical schools can adopt to ensure that such research is beneficial to both the host and collaborating institutions.

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