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Thursday, December 10 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
The Globalization of Medical Education: Creating Partnerships to Introduce the Professional Competencies Curriculum into an Indian Medical University

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This paper serves as the academic reasoning behind a research initiative aimed at translating curricular content from the Professional Competencies program at the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine into applicable and useful course material for Indian medical students at King George Medical University, Lucknow, U.P.  The globalization of medical education is resulting in an increasing value being placed on curricular content in domains such as ethics, professionalism and communication skills.  Also, Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is coming into widespread use worldwide, and is particularly useful for teaching this type of curricular material. This paper will provide the research and rationale behind the process of adapting curricular content developed at McMaster to the context of an Indian medical school, through both a literature review and an experiential case discussion.  A culturally competent approach is central to the success of an initiative like this, in order to ensure that the curricular material is relevant to the different clinical realities faced by Indian medical students.  A strong partnership between faculty at McMaster and King George Medical University is being developed, which will help to ensure that curricular elements of the ProComp program fit the context of Indian medical education system.


Palika Kohli

McMaster University
I just graduated from the Global Health Master's Program at McMaster University - I travelled to India for four months this summer, have researched the ProComp in India project for a year, and helped set up stage two of the project at King George's Medical University in Lucknow, Uttar... Read More →

Karen Trollope-Kumar

McMaster University

Thursday December 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm EST
Meeting Room C

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