In Hands-on Medical Education in Rwanda, The New York Times today reports on collaborative work in medical education with the Global Health Delivery course taught in Rwanda by faculty from our founding organizations, the Division of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham’s Division of Global Health Equity.
The article highlights the educational approaches of studying cases and learning from course participants, all health care professionals in developing nations. There are more than twenty case studies available at no cost – complete details here. Dr. Farmer was most impressed with the discussions taking place between the students. “Within five minutes you had five people discussing a very specific problem that they had all faced,” he said. “That kind of exchange you can’t get out of a classroom, textbook or article. Watching hard-working African health care professionals sharing experiences, just for that hour session alone would have been worth the course.” Once the course has ended, these exchanges continue in the GHDonline communities.
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