Enhancing Student Learning Through Cultural Exchange
Dr Amudha Poobalan, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
In a globalised health care, medical students face an increasingly diverse patient populations after they graduate. With globalisation, health issues transcend national boundaries and are influenced by circumstances and experiences in other countries. In this context of global health care interdependence, how do we prepare our students to appreciate the variations in health care delivery and practice; and instil the ethical values of health care, which is a fundamental attribute to graduating doctors? While undergraduate medical education strives to prepare our students for this challenge, most of that preparation happens in a class room setting with lectures.