William Cherniak

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PURPOSE Although most medical schools and residency programs offer international medical electives (IMEs), little guidance on the educational objectives for these rotations exists; thus, the authors reviewed the literature to compile and categorize a comprehensive set of educational objectives for IMEs. METHOD In February and July 2012, the authors(More)
Recent decades have witnessed a burgeoning interest in improving health and health systems in low and middle–income countries (LMIC). With the increase in program funding came parallel increases in the number of university programs in the US and Europe offering concentrations or degrees in a global health field [1–6]. The changes have been brisk and(More)
There are few established indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). This study examines factors contributing to the high rate of SLNB in DCIS in Alberta, Canada. Patients who underwent definitive surgery from January 2009 to July 2011 for DCIS diagnosed on preoperative core-needle biopsy were identified(More)
Contemporary interest in in short-term experiences in global health (STEGH) has led to important questions of ethics, responsibility, and potential harms to receiving communities. In addressing these issues, the role of local engagement through partnerships between external STEGH facilitating organization(s) and internal community organization(s) has been(More)
In rural Uganda pregnant women often lack access to health services, do not attend antenatal care, and tend to utilize traditional healers/birth attendants. We hypothesized that receiving a message advertising that "you will be able to see your baby by ultrasound" would motivate rural Ugandan women who otherwise might use a traditional birth attendant to(More)
BACKGROUND Current competencies in global health education largely reflect perspectives from high-income countries (HICs). Consequently, there has been underrepresentation of the voices and perspectives of partners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) who supervise and mentor trainees engaged in short-term experiences in global health (STEGH). (More)
BACKGROUND North American clinicians are increasingly participating in medical service trips (MSTs) that provide primary healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean. Literature reviews have shown that the existence and use of evidence-based guidelines by these groups are limited, which presents potential for harm. OBJECTIVE This paper proposes a 5-step(More)
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