Medical Education: Global Perspectives, Challenges and Future Directions

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD (Editor)
Senior Vice President/Chief Quality Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas; Professor and Section Head, Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Eileen R. Giardino, PhD (Editor)
Texas Children’s Hospital, TX, USA

Series: Health Care Issues, Costs and Access, Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: HEA046000


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‘Medical Education: Global Perspectives, Challenges and Future Directions’ is a sixteen chapter book organized into three sections. Part One contains seven chapters dealing with general issues of interest to many medical educators throughout the world including international aspects of medical education, and aspects of professionalism and providing support and encouragement to trainees via feedback and mentorship. Part Two is more specific and focuses on simulation, targeted content areas and different techniques to teach medical material. Finally, Part Three is rooted in the affective area of medical training and concerns itself with quality of life, spirituality, ethical responsibilities and finally the need to manage uncertainty as an omnipresent concept in medical care.

The authors come from eleven countries and five continents. Each chapter’s authoring team has worked diligently to construct a readable, informative collection of concepts and useful material that spans a wide range of issues in medical education and the chapters viewed as a whole seek to transcend our global boundaries. The book provides interested readers with a treasure trove of practical wisdom that is directly applicable to medical education. Since the setting in which the clinical phases of medical education occurs are actual clinical settings where patients receive care, the profession and the community-at-large have a vested interest in maintaining the highest standards for medical training and education while high quality health care is delivered to these patients in the training environment. Thus, the book has broad appeal and its practical wisdom will be of interest to medical educators, policy makers, education scholars and the lay public as well.

Part I: General Topics

Chapter 1: Globalisation of Medical Education: An Asian Perspective
(Matthew C.E. Gwee, Dujeepa D. Samarasekera, and Chay-Hoon Tan Medical Education Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital System, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Chapter 2: On Being an International Medical Educator
(Michelle McLean, Stella Major and Judy McKimm, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, and others)

Chapter 3: Toward a Full Integration of Teaching/Learning Professionalism and Clinical Competence in Medical Students
(Fabrizio Consorti, Laura Potasso and Emanuele Toscano, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 4: Undergraduate Premedical Humanities: Relationship to Medical School Education and Graduate Medical Humanities
(Lauren A. Barron and James A. Marcum, Medical Humanities Program, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA)

Chapter 5: Exploring Barriers to Learner Feedback in Continuity Practices: A Brief Report
(Laura Dattner and Angelo P. Giardino, Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director, Children's Hospital at Downstate, Brooklyn, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 6: Reflections on Early Career Mentoring among Neonatology Faculty: A Qualitative Analysis
(Jonathan Huang and Angelo P. Giardino, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA)

Chapter 7: Selecting Medical Students: The Past, Present and Future
(Ian Wilson and Barbara Griffin, Graduate School of Medicine University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, and others)

Part II: Specific Settings and Programs

Chapter 8: Simulation for Ambulatory Care Education
(Camille K. Williams, Euson Yeung, Adam Dubrowski and Heather Carnahan, The Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University Health Network/University of Toronto Toronto, Canada, and others)

Chapter 9: Current Trends in Medical Education: Implications for Radiology Education and Radiology Education Research
(Elena V. Oris and Martin Valcke, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan, Brussels- Belgium, and others)

Chapter 10: Using Anatomy Education to Develop the Research Skills of Chiropratic Students: A Brief Report
(Goran Štrkalj, Stanley Serafin and Mirjana Štrkalj, Department of Chiropractic, Macquarie University, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, and others)

Chapter 11: An Appraisal of e-Learinig in Teaching Basic Medical Sciences
(Marilia Lopes Justino, Mainara Ferreira Barbieri1, Mateus Frederico de Paula, Paulo Pinto Joazeiro and Luis Antonio Violin Pereira, Department of Histology and Embryology, Institute of Biology, State University of Campinas (U.N.I.C.A.M.P.), Campinas, SP, Brazil)
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Chapter 12: Techniques for Education in Community Medicine
(Kimberly Northrip, University of Kentucky Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine and Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health Lexington, KY, USA)
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Part III: Affective, Conceptual & Ethical Issues

Chapter 13: The Quality of Life of Medical Students and Clinicians
(Marcus A. Henning, Christian Krägeloh, Fiona Moir, Susan J. Hawken, Mataroria P. Lyndon and Andrew G. Hill, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 14: Spirituality in Medical Education: Present Reality and Future Challenges
(Giancarlo Lucchetti and Alessandra L.G. Lucchetti, São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 15: Medicine in the Third Reich: A New Medical Education Agenda
(Shmuel P. Reis and Hedy S. Wald, Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Providence, RI, USA, and others)

Chapter 16: Embracing Uncertainty within Medical Education
(Sophie Park, General Practitioner and Principal Teaching Fellow in Primary Care, Research Dept. of Primary Care and Population Health, U.C.L. Medical School, Hampstead Campus Rowland Hill St., Hampstead, London, UK)


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