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Table 1 Summary of interview questions used during semi-structured interviews with the 15 study participants

From: Cross-cultural perspectives on the patient-provider relationship: a qualitative study exploring reflections from Ghanaian medical students following a clinical rotation in the United States

1. Prior to your rotation at the University of Michigan, did you participate in any international electives or exchanges?
  a. If so, where?
  b. Describe your experience.
  c. Did this effect your decision to pursue the University of Michigan rotation? If so, how?
2. After participation in the University of Michigan rotation did you participate in any international electives or exchanges?
  a. If so, where?
  b. Describe your experience.
  c. Was your decision to participate in additional international experiences in anyway prompted by your experience at the University of Michigan? If so, how?
3. What were your first impressions when you began you rotation, particularly with regards to clinical exposure?
4. Did any part of your experience in Michigan surprise you? Why were you surprised?
5. Did anything surprise you about yourself?
6. Did you feel adequately prepared for what you encountered during your time in Michigan?
7. What did you learn from your experience in Michigan?
8. What aspect(s) of medical care at the University of Michigan is/are different from other experiences you have had?
9. Did you learn anything at the University of Michigan that you can apply to your current medical training/practice?
10. How did participation in the Michigan exchange affect you personally?
11. Has the Michigan exchange affected your approach to patient care? If so, how?
12. What impact, if any, has your Michigan rotation experience had on your post-graduation plans?
13. In retrospect, what was the most valuable thing that you took away from your experience?