Rwandan family medicine residents expanding their training into South Africa: the use of South-South medical electives in enhancing learning experiences

Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Medical Education 1.51
· DOI :10.1186/s12909-015-0405-3
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ghent University),
Gboyega A Ogunbanjo4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University)
+ 1 AuthorsJan De Maeseneer31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Ghent University)
Abstract
Background International medical electives are well-accepted in medical education, with the flow of students generally being North–South. In this article we explore the learning outcomes of Rwandan family medicine residents who completed their final year elective in South Africa. We compare the learning outcomes of this South-South elective to those of North–South electives from the literature.
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Alan H. Ramsey1
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Cynthia Haq12
Estimated H-index: 12
+ 1 AuthorsDebra Rothenberg1
Estimated H-index: 1
International health experiences are gaining popularity among US medical students. More than 20% of students graduating from US medical schools in 2003 participated in an international health experience during their undergraduate medical training, compared with just 6% of students graduating in 1984. Students may be motivated to pursue international health experiences to fill perceived gaps in their education, to seek crosscultural understanding, or to fulfill altruistic ideals. The documented e...
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Carol S. Johnston32
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Published on Jan 1, 2011in Family Medicine 1.14
Jeffrey J2
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Dumont Ra1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsTony Kuo14
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William Cherniak5
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Paul K. Drain8
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Timothy F. Brewer4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Published on Oct 1, 2003in Academic Medicine 4.80
Ian S. Mutchnick7
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Cheryl A. Moyer29
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David T. Stern25
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Published on Sep 24, 2008in JAMA 47.66
John A. Crump52
Estimated H-index: 52
(Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College),
Jeremy Sugarman47
Estimated H-index: 47
Academic Global Health Programs are Burgeon-ing.1 According to a recent review of the Web sites of 129 accredited MD-granting US medical schools2 and their parent universities, almost half (60; 47%) have established initiatives, institutes, centers, or offices for global health. These programs announce goals that include reducing disparities in global health through a combination of research, education, and service. In part responding to student demand and enthusiasm,3 many programs provide shor...
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Published on Jun 1, 2014in Medical Education 4.41
Ben Kumwenda5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Dundee),
David Royan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Dundee)
+ 1 AuthorsJon Dowell18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Dundee)
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Medical Education 1.51
William Ventres10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of El Salvador),
Calvin L Wilson2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Colorado Boulder)
Background Health professionals from high-income countries are increasingly becoming involved in international service-learning trips in low and low/middle-income countries. While much has been written about the ethics and curricular guidelines related to such endeavors, scant attention has been paid to the attitudes with which trainees and clinicians enter into or return from them. In this essay the authors explore how attitudes contribute to the success or failure of international service-lear...
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Puja Ahluwalia2
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Debra Cameron11
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+ 3 AuthorsStephanie Nixon19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Published on Aug 19, 2016in Education for primary care
Kenneth Yakubu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Jos),
Maaike Flinkenflögel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National University of Rwanda)
+ 3 AuthorsGulnaz Mohamoud (Aga Khan University Hospital)
AbstractBackground: A competency-based approach to family medicine (FM) post graduate (PG) training falls short of a holistic process if it focuses only on patients’ needs without eliciting those of trainees.Aim: To identify perceived competency deficits of trainees and challenges hindering achievement of learning outcomes.Setting: PG FM programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey using a web-based questionnaire with a list of competency items and challenges. ...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Advances in Health Sciences Education 2.55
William Ventres10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Arkansas),
Charles Boelen1
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Cynthia Haq12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Within health professional education around the world, there exists a growing awareness of the professional duty to be socially responsible, being attentive to the needs of all members of communities, regions, and nations, especially those who disproportionately suffer from the adverse influence of social determinants. However, much work still remains to progress beyond such good intentions. Moving from contemplation to action means embracing social accountability as a key guiding principle for ...
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