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.
- 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."