Medicine Videoconference Lecture Series for Haiti
In collaboration with Dartmouth College and the Haiti Medical Education Project (HME), McGill Global Health Programs has been coordinating a Grand Rounds-style CME lecture series for health professionals in Haiti since the summer of 2011. Lectures take place every Wednesday morning and feature faculty members from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, Dartmouth College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, and many others. Lectures and powerpoints are available online at: hmelectures.org/lectures/, however they are password-protected. If you are interested in learning more about this project or viewing the lectures please contact globalhealth[at]mcgill[dot]ca for further information.
Canada's Strategic Role in Global Health
The Report of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Expert Panel on Canada's Strategic Role in Global Health is now available on their website.
Health Professionals for a New Century
The Lancet Commission Report
Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World
An independent commission of 20 academic leaders from around the world recommends comprehensive reform in the training of healthcare professionals, in a major new report published in The Lancet on 4 December 2010. For full details, see the report website: http://healthprofessionals21.org/.
Global Health Essential Core Competencies for Medical Education
All medical graduates should understand the major factors that influence the health of individuals and populations worldwide. They should have a basic understanding of the complexity of global health issues, especially in low-resource settings, and be able to identify sources of information concerning global health topics. They should appreciate the role of physicians as advocates for improving the health of patients and populations in their communities and globally.
These competencies were developed by a Joint US/Canadian Committee on Global Health Core Competencies during 2008-09. The Committee’s work benefitted greatly from a Report of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s Resource Group on Global Health, as well as review of recent literature on this topic.
Global Health Essential Core Competencies for Medical Education[.pdf]
Where in the world. . . ? Online Sources for Global Health Information: Hands-On Workshops
The workshop is hands-on, enabling everyone to advance their familiarity with important information resources for global health and to focus on the topics of most interest to them. The cross-disciplinary nature of global health work is reflected in the range of resources covered, including health sciences, general interdisciplinary, food & agriculture, government publications, social sciences and law. It will enable participants to retrieve information efficiently from the resources that analysis has shown are the richest for global health information.
For more information, contact one of the global health team by visiting the wiki site.
If this workshop is not exactly what you need, let us know if you would like a session customized to your group or course. Please contact one of the global health team for assistance with searching on global health topics or to request an individual or small group consultation.
GHEC Global Health Textbook Comparison Project
In response to the increased numbers of courses in global health, the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) commissioned a comparative review of introductory textbooks in global health. For the full report, click here [.pdf].
AMSA's Global Pulse Journal - For Students, By Students
The AMSA Global Pulse Journal is an open access, medical student edited, online journal dedicated to sharing the international health experiences of all students, from pre-meds to residents and other allied health professionals (MPH, Nursing, Dentistry etc). Global Pulse is not a typical research journal - instead they focus on the experiences, opinions, reflections, and artwork of students who have made a difference in the global health community. They seek to be an open forum for ideas and action - from policy opinions to poetry to photojournals as well as sharing ideas on our blog. Global Pulse believes in nurturing relationships with future leaders in global health as well as the institutions creating such leaders. To this end they offer:
• Mentoring and advice to all who submit
• Opportunity to have their ideas heard on our blog (guest blogging welcome!)
• Annual applications to join our editorial staff
• Collaborations on global health projects
• Networking on FB and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/globalpulse)
Global Health Education - a student global health resource website
Based at the University of Toronto, GHE is a website that aims to provide a student perspective on navigating global health: http://www.gheducation.ca/.
Guidelines for Premedical and Medical Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad
AFMC Global Health Resource Group Reports
International Opportunities in Medical Education
FAIMER, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC, formerly the International Health Medical Education Consortium) have joined together to collect information about international activities at U.S. and Canadian allopathic medical schools. The information collected is available online and will be updated regularly.
For more information, visit http://www.faimer.org/resources/opportunities/index.html.