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Education in Global Health Radiology

  • Melissa P. CulpEmail author
  • Rebecca Stein-Wexler
  • Mai Elezaby
  • Gillian Battino
  • David J. Axelrod
  • Rose Ndumia
  • Brett Murdock
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Abstract

Radiologists and radiology professionals have noted the gaps in diagnostic and interventional imaging access worldwide as documented by the World Health Organization. Since global health focuses on issues that transcend national boundaries, emphasizes solutions that often require global cooperation, and is multidisciplinary, then the concept of radiology education in global health should consider this broader context of international partnership and collaboration. There are several models in place for education in the global health setting with emphasis on radiology. This chapter discusses faculty exchanges, scholarly collaboration, partnership, formal education, online education as a tool, integration of global health concepts into radiology curricula, and socially responsible collaboration. Regardless of the type of model used, educational goals and objectives should be based on initial assessment data and address the appropriate needs. Curricula should be established in partnership with all stakeholders and with consideration for ethical best practices, continuous evaluation and improvement of the program, and open communication among stakeholders.

Keywords

Global health Global radiology Radiology Education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa P. Culp
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rebecca Stein-Wexler
    • 3
  • Mai Elezaby
    • 1
  • Gillian Battino
    • 1
  • David J. Axelrod
    • 4
  • Rose Ndumia
    • 5
  • Brett Murdock
    • 6
  1. 1.RAD-AID InternationalChevy ChaseUSA
  2. 2.Department of Allied Health SciencesUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of California, DavisSacramentoUSA
  4. 4.Northwell Health Department of Radiology, Interventional DivisionHofstra Northwell Health School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of RadiologyAga Khan University Hospital, NairobiNairobiKenya
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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