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May 30, 2019

Medical Students and Global Surgery Efforts at Academic Medical Centers—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Central University Teaching Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 3Doctors Without Borders, Amsterdam, Holland
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(7):691. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0919

In Reply I thank Villavisanis and coauthors for their insightful comments to the Viewpoint “A Career in Global Surgery.”1 They accurately point out that in addition to cultivating an interest in global surgery among young surgeons and trainees, academic global surgery should respond to medical student interest as well. I wholeheartedly agree that engaging budding global surgeons at the earliest stages can foster excitement in the field, letting students envision themselves in their future profession. Early career mentorship like this can pay long-term dividends for the field.

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