PRINTO scholarships: the Italian experience

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2007 Sep 27;5:18. doi: 10.1186/1546-0096-5-18.


The increasing availability of the internet allows physicians to access actualized medical information quickly and easily, but it is not comparable with the possibility of working in a well known international medical centre.International collaboration (scholarships, courses and research), such as the PRINTO alpha project, allows professionals not only to increase and share scientific knowledge and experiences but also to integrate into a working team in a foreign country which leads to an understanding among cultures.PRINTO has set up a scientific and technical collaborative research network in Paediatric Rheumatology for Latin American physicians.