FIGURE A-7. The Convergence Model, illustrating that the microbe-host interaction is influenced by determinants from multiple domains.

FIGURE A-7The Convergence Model, illustrating that the microbe-host interaction is influenced by determinants from multiple domains

Each box represents a domain. The center box represents the convergence of factors that could result in a particularly high-risk situation. From the standpoint of education, this convergence model suggests that these multiple domains should be represented (from IOM, 2003).

From: Appendix A, Authored Papers

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Ensuring an Infectious Disease Workforce: Education and Training Needs for the 21st Century: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats; Knobler SL, Burroughs T, Mahmoud A, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
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