Cross-national clerkships and cross-cultural training in the predoctoral dental curriculum: A multidisciplinary global health initiative
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Discuss how global health care can be an additional dimension of cultural competence training to ensure graduated practitioners can competently provide cross-cultural health care. Describe the potential of cross-national clerkships at the predoctoral level as a means to improve global health care and access to health care by underserved disparate populations. Explain why government and non-government partnerships are important in coordinating well-planned clerkships to abate the potential harms of traditional volunteering focusing on short-term clinical treatment provision and for the good of all parties concerned.
Keyword(s): Global Education, Health Education Strategies
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract Author on the content I am responsible for because I have been the principal organizer of the predoctoral student exchange. I was also the principal investigator in a cross-national study integral to the development of the program. Therefore, I am qualified to discuss the details of this program at the 141st APHA Annual Meeting.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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