New world views: preparing physicians in training for global health work.

Published on Sep 1, 2000in Family Medicine 1.14
Cynthia Haq12
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David M. Rothenberg14
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+ 5 AuthorsJoseph A1
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Abstract
Increases in international travel, trade, and immigration have resulted in the movement of more than 2 million people daily across international borders and have enhanced global interdependence for health. Simultaneously, the mosaic of US society has expanded to accommodate increasingly diverse cultures, languages, and health values; these have contributed to the growing interest of US medical students in international health. Never has it been more important for future health care professionals to understand and experience health in a global context. Nonetheless, US medical schools have been slow to address students’ increased interest in international health training. While 96% of US medical schools taught about tropical medicine and international health in 1945, only 22% included any formal curriculum in international health in 1990. Although the number of US medical students participating in overseas electives increased from 6.4% in 1984 to 18.2% in 1999, most US medical students arrange their international electives independently, and fewer than 30% participate in programs to prepare them for their international experience. Recognizing the growing disparity between student interest in international health and limited training opportunities, three medical schools and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation joined together in 1995 to develop an International Health Fellowship Program (IHFP) for US medical International Family Medicine
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Ronald E Pust8
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S. P. Moher1
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(University of Arizona)
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Published on Mar 10, 1999in JAMA 47.66
David Satcher21
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Health has become increasingly global with the health of the worlds population being more interdependent and important to American medicine and public health than ever before. The movement of 2 million people each day across national borders and the growth of international trade are inevitably associated with transfers of health risks including infectious disease contaminated foodstuffs terrorism and toxic substances. Due to rapid international travel emerging and drug-resistant infectious disea...
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Celia Pechak7
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in journal of Physical Therapy Education
Cheryl M. Petersen1
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Lois Harrison1
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Carolyn Wohlers1
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSECultural competence is defined as "acceptance and respect for difference, continuing self-assessment regarding culture, vigilance towards the dynamics of differences, ongoing expansion of cultural knowledge and resources, and adaptations to services."1*?13' As the United States (US) population diversifies,2 there is an increasing need for health care providers who can provide culturally competent care. The promotion of cultural competence in physical therapist (PT) curricul...
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Published on Jan 23, 2004in journal of Physical Therapy Education
Karen L. Sawyer1
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Rosalie B Lopopolo1
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Background and Purpose. Many physical therapists (PTs) will encounter patients from various cultures and backgrounds during their careers. A challenge to professional (entry-level) PT curricula is to prepare its graduates for practice in a rapidly changing society in a shrinking world. Nursing and medical curricula have investigated the benefits of international clinical education programs to their students. No research in this area was found in the physical therapy literature. The purpose of th...
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Margaret S. Sherraden19
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(University of Missouri–St. Louis),
Benjamin James Lough10
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Amy C. Bopp1
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(University of Missouri–St. Louis)
International service by students is gaining greater attention at colleges and universities around the world. Some research has examined the effects of international service for students, but relatively few studies have examined outcomes for host communities and sponsoring organizations, including colleges and universities. Beginning with an examination of theoretical and empirical research from the fields of international volunteerism, international service-learning, and international study abr...
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Published on Jan 1, 2001in Family Medicine 1.14
Michael A. Godkin6
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Judith A. Savageau34
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Published on Dec 1, 2014in Developing World Bioethics 0.98
Mary Terrell White10
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Jessica Evert7
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In recent years, the growth of interest in global health among medical students and residents has led to an abundance of short-term training opportunities in low-resource environments. Given the disparities in resources, needs and expectations between visitors and their hosts, these experiences can raise complex ethical concerns. Recent calls for best practices and ethical guidelines indicate a need for the development of ethical awareness among medical trainees, their sponsoring and host instit...
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Published on Jan 1, 2003in Family Medicine 1.14
Michael A. Godkin6
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Judith A. Savageau34
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An increase in the global interdependence of health and the record influx of immigrants and refugees into the United States during the last 10 years have led to a three-fold increase in US medical students’ interest in international electives. It is thought that such electives develop skills that are necessary in serving newcomer and underserved groups in the United States. University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) students have provided evaluation and feedback reinforcing the value of i...
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Published on Jul 1, 2015in Journal of Surgical Education 2.30
Peter Coombs3
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(Cornell University),
Brad Hal Feldman3
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(Wills Eye Institute)
+ 2 AuthorsGrace Sun4
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(Cornell University)
Purpose To assess current global health education and international electives in ophthalmology residency programs and barriers to global health implementation in ophthalmology resident education. Methods A web-based survey regarding participation in global health and international electives was emailed to residency program directors at 116 accredited ophthalmology residency programs via an Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO) residency program director listserv. Results F...
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Healthcare
Rachel A. Umoren7
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(University of Washington),
Adrian Gardner8
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(Indiana University)
+ 7 AuthorsDebra K. Litzelman20
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(Indiana University)
Abstract Background Global health experiences evoke a profound awareness of cultural differences, inspire learners to prioritize professional values, and provide a lens for addressing global health care challenges. This study compares the long-term career and practice choices of participants in a 2-month Indiana University-Moi University, Kenya elective from 1989–2013 with those of a control group. Methods Global health elective (GHE) participants and a random sample of alumni without GHE experi...
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