Posted: November 4, 2014

OSR Toolkit: Guidelines for Optimized Travel


The OSR Guidelines for Optimized Travel document was created as a way to help to students understand and manage the cost of traveling to residency interviews and away rotations. The short term goal is to help defray the immediate costs of applying to residency by providing resources, links, tips, etc. for students planning travel. The long term goal is to better understand these costs and the limitations travel expenses place on students for further analysis. Toolkit contains various websites associated with traveling efficiently and example spreadsheets to monitor and calculate travel costs.


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Lauren Rafka, Albany Medical College

Vanessa Kennedy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Joseph Meleca, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Debashree Sengupta, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Alyssa Blood, The University of Colorado School of Medicine