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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;92(1):163-71. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0398. Epub 2014 Nov 4.

The development and implementation of a competency-based curriculum for training in global health research.

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Departments of Neurology and Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Department of Medicine (Infectious Disease), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii; Global Research, Education and Collaboration in Health (REACH) and Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Departments of Neurology and Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Department of Medicine (Infectious Disease), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii; Global Research, Education and Collaboration in Health (REACH) and Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan jckolars@umich.edu.

Abstract

The Fogarty International Center (FIC) Global Health Fellows Program provides trainees with the opportunity to develop research skills through a mentored research experience, increase their content expertise, and better understand trends in global health research, funding organizations, and pathways to generate support. The Northern Pacific Global Health Fellows Research and Training Consortium, which hosts one of the FIC Global Health Programs, sought to enhance research training by developing, implementing, and evaluating a competency-based curriculum that uses a modular, asynchronous, web-based format. The curriculum has 8 core competencies, 36 learning objectives, and 58 assignments. Nineteen trainees completed their 11-month fellowship, engaged in the curriculum, and provided pre- and post-fellowship self-assessments. Self-assessed scores significantly improved for all competencies. Trainees identified the curriculum as one of the strengths of the program. This competency-based curriculum represents a first step toward creating a framework of global health research competencies on which further efforts could be based.

PMID:
25371189
PMCID:
PMC4347374
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.14-0398
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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