As part of MCW’s orthopaedic surgical training program, fifth year residents have the opportunity to participate in an international externship with Milwaukee Orthopaedics Overseas (MOO). The goals for this experience are to foster a spirit of volunteerism, enhance surgical skills and decision-making, provide exposure to third world disorders, further cultural sensitivity, and strengthen teaching skills. This experience gives residents the opportunity to develop an understanding of the affects of health-care resource use; impacts the residents’ outlook and attitude toward the delivery of health care and allows for professional development.
Train the next generation of health leaders and address local and global health inequities across neighborhoods and nations.
Reduce local and global health inequities through multi-national collaborative partnerships in education, research, clinical public and community health.