The Place of Global Education in Anesthesia
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.
KeywordsGlobal Health Residency Training Program Host Institution Anesthesia Resident Surgical Safety Checklist
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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