There is a great deal of institutional interest among health professions students in joining global health programs, with more than 25% having participated during their training. Health professions schools offer global health immersion learning opportunities in poor countries, which reinforces a students sense of calling while also fostering cross-cultural sensitivity. However, when programs rely on short-term fixes to long-standing infrastructure and resource deficits, some of the worlds most vulnerable, poor patients can be exploited.
The September issue of theAMA Journal of Ethics(@JournalofEthics) features numerous perspectives on ethics of global health immersion in health professions education and gives you an opportunity to earn CME credit.
Who Is Served Best by Health Professions Service Learning Trips?If not planned and executed thoughtfully, immersions might not provide much benefit to communities they seek to serve.
How Should We Decide Whether and When Some Care Is Better Than No Care?Single-procedure interventions with minimal follow-up and clear quality-of-life gain are well suited for surgical mission trips. But not all risks and benefits are easily assessed.
Facilitating Critical Self-Exploration by Global Health Students. Awareness of ones own interests is critical to successfully engaging in global health immersions.
How Should Schools Respond to Learners Demands for Global Health Training? In the past decade, more students than ever entered medical school with the desire, if not the expectation, of participating in meaningful global health experiences.
In the journals September podcast, experts from Concern AmericaExecutive Director John Straw and Field Program Director Cat Quinndiscuss how global health outreach programs can be both sustainable and educational. Listen to previous episodes of the podcast, Ethics Talk, or subscribe in iTunes or other services.
TheAMA Journal of EthicsCME module, How the Social Contract Can Frame International Electives isdesignated by the AMA for a maximum of1AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
The module is part of theAMA EdHub, anonline platformthat brings togetherhigh-qualityCME, maintenance of certification,and educational contentinone placewithrelevant learningactivities,automated credit tracking and reporting forsome states and specialty boards.
Learn more aboutAMA CME accreditation.
The journals editorial focus is on commentaries and articles that offer practical advice and insights for medical students and physicians.Submit a manuscriptfor publication. The journal alsoinvitesoriginal photographs, graphics, cartoons, drawings and paintings that explore the ethical dimensions of health or health care.
The AMA Journal of Ethics John Conley Art of Medicine Contest and John John Conley Ethics Essay Contest for U.S.-based medical students, residents, and fellows are now open.
Upcoming issues of theAMA Journal of Ethicswill focus on insights on value and values from decision science for clinical ethics, and ethics of assessing quality of life in reconstructive transplantation.Sign upto receive email alerts when new issues are published.
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