"Exporting" medical education

  • Vinod Shah CEO, International Christian Medical and Dental Associations
  • H Elliott Larson Editor, Christian Journal for Global Health, Global Health Consulting, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • Nathan Grills
  • Michael Soderling
  • Daniel O'Neill
Keywords: Medical education, contextualization, learning styles, professionalism, corruption, medical ethics, paternalism, neo-colonialism

Abstract

A commentary on four reports of the pre-conference on medical education in low and middle income countries and efforts by mainly North American physicians to provide assistance held November, 2015.  The authors address issues of participatory learning and developing critical thinking; mutual learning and leadership;  and professionalism and ethics in medical education.

Author Biography

H Elliott Larson, Editor, Christian Journal for Global Health, Global Health Consulting, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
My professional career is divided approximately into thirds: 20 years in infectious disease research, 14 years in private internal medicine practice, and 10 years teaching and working in Afghanistan.  I have been editor of the journal since its first issue in 2012.

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Published
2016-11-08