Three Global Adaptations of the American Medical Education Model
Keywords:achievement measurement, curriculum design, institutional history, program adaptation, teaching methods, teaching program
Following the movement toward globalization demonstrated by patients, providers, and healthcare institutions, the era of borderless medical education programs has finally arrived. Some well-known United States medical schools recently have established medical education programs overseas, while several others are currently being planned. This article describes three adaptations of the standard American Medical Education model outside the United States that are currently graduating Medical Doctors meeting highest international standards. The reports from these institutions demonstrate clearly that the Standard American Model of medical education has been successfully adapted into diverse cultures. While their individual methodology might differ, they share and demonstrate common objectives of producing high quality graduates comparable to United States medical graduates based on standardized assessments.
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