Title

Medical education in difficult circumstances: A global responsibility to contribute

Date of this Version

1-1-2017

Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Details

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McLean, M., McKimm, J., & Gibbs, T. (2017). Medical education in difficult circumstances: A global responsibility to contribute. Medical Teacher, 39(1), 4-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1254758

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ISSN

1466-187X

Abstract

Medical and health professions' education is becoming increasingly standardized across the world in terms of core standards and competencies. Yet, the context in which education and training occurs is far from even. Many educators face challenges in providing health professions' education, ranging from individual challenges and organizational struggles, to working in countries experiencing major conflict or environmental disaster. This commentary sets the scene for an international discussion on might constitute "difficult circumstances" and invites educators from around the world to contribute to the discussion by sharing their stories and suggesting strategies and solutions in a themed issue of MedEdPublish, AMEE's (the Association for Medical Education in Europe) innovative online journal.

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