Available now to read online in its entirety is the Medical Education Partnership Initiative: Investing in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa supplement. Also available in the August issue is a collection of articles on global health, including editor-in-chief Dr. David Sklar’s editorial. Keep reading below for more details on these articles. Read the entire August issue online at academicmedicine.org or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app.
Increasing Women in Leadership in Global Health
Women face unique difficulties while advancing a career in global health. Downs et al suggest ways to confront those problems and grow more female leadership.
Enhancing Formal Educational and In-Service Training Programs in Rural Rwanda: A Partnership Among the Public Sector, a Non-Governmental Organization, and Academia
Cancedda et al describe a partnership of Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, the U.S. non-governmental organization Partners In Health, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital that has helped strengthen educational and in-service training programs targeting the Rwandan health workforce.
The Global Health Service Partnership: Teaching for the World
Mullan and Kerry describe the Global Health Service Partnership, which in 2013, sent 30 physicians and nurses to serve as faculty at medical and nursing schools in low resource African countries to strengthen local health systems.
Interprofessional Global Health Education at Oregon Health and Science University: The iCHEE Experience
Through treating the disparate health needs of underserved populations in community-based training settings, Palmer et al report that health science students gained cross-cultural knowledge and valued team members’ diverse skills.