Global health education in U.S. Medical schools

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Title: Global health education in U.S. Medical schools
Author: Khan, Omar A; Guerrant, Richard; Sanders, James; Carpenter, Charles; Spottswood, Margaret Elise Pullin; Jones, David Shumway; O’Callahan, Cliff; Brewer, Timothy F; Markuns, Jeffrey F; Gillam, Stephen; O’Neill, Joseph; Nathanson, Neal; Wright, Stephen

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Citation: Khan, Omar A, Richard Guerrant, James Sanders, Charles Carpenter, Margaret Spottswood, David S Jones, Cliff O’Callahan, et al. 2013. Global health education in U.S. medical schools. BMC Medical Education 13: 3.
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Abstract: Interest in global health (GH) among medical students worldwide is measurably increasing. There is a concomitant emphasis on emphasizing globally-relevant health professions education. Through a structured literature review, expert consensus recommendations, and contact with relevant professional organizations, we review the existing state of GH education in US medical schools for which data were available. Several recommendations from professional societies have been developed, along with a renewed emphasis on competencies in global health. The implementation of these recommendations was not observed as being uniform across medical schools, with variation noted in the presence of global health curricula. Recommendations for including GH in medical education are suggested, as well as ways to formalize GH curricula, while providing flexibility for innovation and adaptation
Published Version: doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-3
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