COVID-19 fosters social accountability in medical education

Murray, Richard, Cristobal, Fortunato, Shrestha, Shrijana, Tandinco, Filedito D., De Maeseneer, Jan M., Verma, Sarita, Dharamsi, Shafik, Willems, Sara, Kaufman, Arthur, Pálsdóttir, Björg, Neusy, Andre-Jacques, and Larkins, Sarah (2022) COVID-19 fosters social accountability in medical education. Rural and Remote Health, 22 (2). 6998.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted embedded inequities and fragmentation in our health systems. Traditionally, structural issues with health professional education perpetuate these. COVID-19 has highlighted inequities, but may also be a disruptor, allowing positive responses and system redesign. Examples from health professional schools in high and low- and middle-income countries illustrate pro-equity interventions of current relevance. We recommend that health professional schools and planners consider educational redesign to produce a health workforce well equipped to respond to pandemics and meet future need.

Item ID: 74505
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1445-6354
Keywords: COVID-19, medical education, primary health care, social accountability; social mission, community-based education
Copyright Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 01:43
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420305 Health and community services @ 100%
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