Three Global Adaptations of the American Medical Education Model


  • Javaid I. Sheikh Professor and Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
  • Kamal F. Badr Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Associate Dean for Medical Education, American University of Beirut
  • Robert K. Kamei Professor and Vice Dean of Education, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Thurayya Arayssi Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development, Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar


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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Sheikh, J. I., Badr, K. F., Kamei, R. K., & Arayssi, T. (2013). Three Global Adaptations of the American Medical Education Model. Innovations in Global Health Professions Education. Retrieved from




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