The Place of Global Education in Anesthesia

  • Angela Enright


Modern medical education frequently includes education in global health. This provides exposure to different health systems and cultures. It can lead to better understanding of the global burden of disease. Participants in global health programs may improve their cultural competence and understanding. There are many examples of global anesthesia experiences. Benefits may accrue from these that are educational and attitudinal in nature. Skills development may also improve. However, residents require proper preparation for and appropriate supervision during these rotations. There should be a well-defined curriculum with clearly stated goals and objectives. Participation in global education should include benefits for the host programs. There are many ethical issues that should be considered when developing global education activities.


Global Health Residency Training Program Host Institution Anesthesia Resident Surgical Safety Checklist 
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Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland


American Board of Anesthesiology


American Society of Anesthesiologists


Australian Society of Anaesthetists


Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation


Group of Anaesthetists in Training


Human immunodeficiency virus


Royal College of Anaesthetists


United States of America


Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training


World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaRoyal Jubilee HospitalVictoriaCanada

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