Medical Education Symposium

First Author Information

Sharon Kaufer Flores, MS, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health

Additional Author(s) Information

Mark H. Ryan, MD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health

Presentation Format

Poster

Type of Activity

Innovation

Original Presentation Date

2017

Date of Submission

May 2017

Abstract/Short Description

Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health (DFMPH) developed a system to increase participation of third and fourth year medical students in global health service by creating elective offerings building on pre-existing brigade opportunities. A standardized M3/M4 elective application, enrollment and evaluation mechanism was developed to facilitate student participation in multiple international environments. In this academic year, 14 students have successfully completed these new electives.

Purpose/Research Question

To develop a systematic approach to supporting medical student participation in global health service and learning opportunities through elective course offerings which leverage existing global health brigades.

Objectives

Respond to student interest

Develop elective course offerings to leverage existing brigades

Promote appropriate student preparation

Increase participation of M3/M4 students in global health service and learning opportunities

References

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Kerry VB1, Ndung'u T, Walensky RP, Lee PT, Kayanja VF, Bangsberg DR. Managing the demand for global health education. PLoS Med. 2011 Nov;8(11):e1001118. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001118. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

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