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Table 3 Attitudes of program directors towards global health electives

From: Global health education in United States anesthesiology residency programs: a survey of resident opportunities and program director attitudes

  With program Without program Total Comparisons
N = 31 N = 19 N = 50 P
Sample characteristics
Value of global health in anesthesiology residency, no. (% indicating strongly or somewhat agree)
 Electives are important in training of anesthesiology residents 27 (87.1) 8 (42.1) 35 (70.0) < 0.001
 Exposure to global health care is a valuable experience 29 (93.5) 13 (68.4) 42 (84.0) 0.02
 Exposure to global health care should be required of anesthesiology residency training 10 (32.3) 1 (5.3) 11 (22.0) 0.03
Perceived benefits of global health electives, no. (%)
 Advancing education in the field of global anesthesia 28 (90.3) 8 (42.1) 36 (72.0) < 0.001
 Generating effective and engaging programs in the developing world that give my department ‘s residents and faculty the opportunity to become well-rounded, globally conscious physicians 23 (74.2) 8 (42.1) 31 (62.0) 0.02
 The opportunity for residents to become leaders in the field of global anesthesia research and contribute to global health literature 21 (67.7) 6 (31.6) 27 (54.0) 0.01
 Developing cross-institutional collaborations 21 (67.7) 6 (31.6) 27 (54.0) 0.01
 Personal, professional, and institutional development in the spheres of service-oriented action, humanitarian contribution, and outreach to underprivileged individuals and societies 25 (80.6) 14 (73.7) 39 (78.0) 0.56
 Providing needed health care to underserved area of developing countries 24 (77.4) 15 (78.9) 39 (78.0) 0.90