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Comment & Response
March 2016

Faith-Based Organizations and Academic Global Surgery’s Moral Imperative

Author Affiliations
  • 1AIC Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA Surg. 2016;151(3):296. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3631

To the Editor We applaud the Alliance for Global Clinical Training for their role in academic global surgery, as described by Dr Schecter.1 Their solution to the problem of surgical education in low- and middle-income countries involves a rotating cast of educators from several institutions in developed countries. It is driven by an obvious fact: most physicians educated in developed countries do not choose to reside full-time in a low- or middle-income country.2