Reframing undergraduate medical education in global health

Reframing undergraduate medical education in global health: rationale and key principles from the Bellagio Global Health Education Initiative
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Global health education (GHE) continues to be a growing initiative in many medical schools across the world. This focus is no longer limited to participants from high-income countries and has expanded to institutions and students from low- and middle-income settings. With this shift has come a need to develop meaningful curricula through engagement between educators and learners who represent the sending institutions and the diverse settings in which GHE takes place. The Bellagio Global Health Education Initiative (BGHEI) was founded to create a space for such debate and discussion and to generate guidelines towards a universal curriculum for global health. In this article, we describe the development and process of our work and outline six overarching principles that ought to be considered when adopting an inclusive approach to GHE curriculum development.

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Summary of the Bellagio Global Health Education Initiative Meeting, June 2015

We are pleased to share with you the summary of the Bellagio Global Health Education Initiative (BGHEI) meeting that took place at the Rockefeller Foundation Conference Centre in Bellagio, Italy, in June 2015.

We believe the BGHEI establishes the groundwork for a universal curriculum for global health and challenges educators and institutional participants to rethink traditional concepts. Global health curriculum development will also have fundamental implications for the clinical curriculum as a whole. The BGHEI intends to continue to promote the development of high-quality global health curricula through ongoing collaboration.

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