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E1115. On the Interface of the Medical School Curriculum and Global Health Experiences
Authors
  1. Michal Schechter; Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  2. Mark Guelfguat; Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Jacobi Medical Center Department of Radiology
  3. Tara Jenner-Donaldson; Mercy College of Ohio
Background
Immersion in a global health experience during the summer between the first and second years of medical school can help fill educational gaps that are not otherwise addressed in the preclinical medical school curriculum. Medical students are also able to further develop their own humanistic practice and concern for public wellbeing.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
Specifically, students on global health trips are given a chance outside of the classroom setting to sharpen their clinical skills, which can be especially helpful for the struggling learner.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
This educational opportunity allows exposure to a rich variety of clinical conditions otherwise rarely available to US medical students.

Conclusion
Global health experiences can be viewed as a supplement to the current educational programing in medical schools that is aimed at preventing loss of empathy among medical students.