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J Gen Intern Med. 2017 May;32(5):559-562. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3843-7. Epub 2016 Aug 16.

Taking it Global: Structuring Global Health Education in Residency Training.

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1
Department of Palliative Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA. gtarora@gmail.com.
2
Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
3
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
4
Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
5
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
6
Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
7
Department of Internal Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

To meet the demand by residents and to provide knowledge and skills important to the developing physician, global health (GH) training opportunities are increasingly being developed by United States (U.S.) residency training programs. However, many residency programs face common challenges of developing GH curricula, offering safe and mentored international rotations, and creating GH experiences that are of service to resource-limiting settings. Academic GH partnerships allow for the opportunity to collaborate on education and research and improve health care and health systems, but must ensure mutual benefit to U.S. and international partners. This article provides guidance for incorporating GH education into U.S. residency programs in an ethically sound and sustainable manner, and gives examples and solutions for common challenges encountered when developing GH education programs.

KEYWORDS:

Global health education; Residency training

PMID:
27530530
PMCID:
PMC5400750
DOI:
10.1007/s11606-016-3843-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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