Educating a New Generation of Doctors to Improve the Health of Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A new study points out to the pressing need of a transformation of medical education among poor countries.

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Authors:
Francesca Celletti, Teri A. Reynolds, Anna Wright, Aaron Stoertz, Manuel Dayrit

Educating a New Generation of Doctors to Improve the Health of Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 18 October 2011
Languages: English

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Content:

  • A Transformative Approach to Increasing Numbers and Matching Medical Education to Population Health Needs
  • What? Curricula Reform towards Local Relevance; Developing and Retaining Faculty in Relevant Fields
  • Who? Recruiting Trainees from Areas That Need Doctors
  • Where? Placing Training Sites Where Doctors Are Needed
  • How? Multi-Sectoral Government Policy Reforms and Planning and Alignment between Educational Institutions and Health Service Delivery
  • Conclusion [extract]: "It is essential that we begin to incorporate population health outcomes into the criteria we use to evaluate educational initiatives. Only via a more symbiotic relationship between medical education and population health will educational reform have the potential to deliver real improvements in health outcomes in the poorest regions of the globe."