Faith-based medical education
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In Medical Education, as in any field with diverse players, different positions and roles afford greater or lesser ability to speak out about issues and assumptions. Rarely, however, do we explicitly articulate power dynamics that affect people’s ability to openly question institutionally-sanctioned educational practices. One reason for this may be that educational structures and contexts in different parts of the world vary considerably, so power dynamics may vary accordingly. However, if Canadian power dynamics differ from those in, say, the Netherlands or Singapore, attending to these dynamics in specific local contexts is imperative so that, as a field, we understand who is empowered to speak out in what places and at what times about particular educational concerns.
This issue came to our attention more than a year ago, while preparing to teach a survey course in health professions education. We invited several of our PhD-trained colleagues whose work spans the breadth of our...
KeywordsMedical Education Health Profession Education Medical Education Research Health Profession Student Educational Administrator
- Brown, R. S., Jr., & Kurland, J. E. (1990). Academic tenure and academic freedom. Yale Law Faculty Scholarship Series, Paper 2718. http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/fss_papers/2718