Development of a Novel Global Surgery Course for Medical Schools

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Development of a Novel Global Surgery Course for Medical Schools. / Anderson, Geoffrey A.; Albutt, Katherine; Holmer, Hampus; Muguti, Godfrey; Mbuwayesango, Bothwell; Muchuweti, David; Gidiri, Muchabayiwa F.; Mugapathyay, Swagoto; Iverson, Katie; Roa, Lina; Sharma, Sristi; Jeppson, Bengt; Jönsson, Kent; Lantz, Adam; Saluja, Saurabh; Lin, Yihan; Citron, Isabelle; Meara, John G.; Hagander, Lars.

In: Journal of Surgical Education, Vol. 76, No. 2, 2019, p. 469-479.

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Anderson, GA, Albutt, K, Holmer, H, Muguti, G, Mbuwayesango, B, Muchuweti, D, Gidiri, MF, Mugapathyay, S, Iverson, K, Roa, L, Sharma, S, Jeppson, B, Jönsson, K, Lantz, A, Saluja, S, Lin, Y, Citron, I, Meara, JG & Hagander, L 2019, 'Development of a Novel Global Surgery Course for Medical Schools', Journal of Surgical Education, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 469-479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.07.026

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Anderson GA, Albutt K, Holmer H, Muguti G, Mbuwayesango B, Muchuweti D, Gidiri MF, Mugapathyay S, Iverson K, Roa L, Sharma S, Jeppson B, Jönsson K, Lantz A, Saluja S, Lin Y, Citron I, Meara JG, Hagander L. 2019. Development of a Novel Global Surgery Course for Medical Schools. Journal of Surgical Education. 76(2):469-479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.07.026

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Anderson, Geoffrey A. ; Albutt, Katherine ; Holmer, Hampus ; Muguti, Godfrey ; Mbuwayesango, Bothwell ; Muchuweti, David ; Gidiri, Muchabayiwa F. ; Mugapathyay, Swagoto ; Iverson, Katie ; Roa, Lina ; Sharma, Sristi ; Jeppson, Bengt ; Jönsson, Kent ; Lantz, Adam ; Saluja, Saurabh ; Lin, Yihan ; Citron, Isabelle ; Meara, John G. ; Hagander, Lars. / Development of a Novel Global Surgery Course for Medical Schools. In: Journal of Surgical Education. 2019 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 469-479.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Development of a Novel Global Surgery Course for Medical Schools

AU - Anderson, Geoffrey A.

AU - Albutt, Katherine

AU - Holmer, Hampus

AU - Muguti, Godfrey

AU - Mbuwayesango, Bothwell

AU - Muchuweti, David

AU - Gidiri, Muchabayiwa F.

AU - Mugapathyay, Swagoto

AU - Iverson, Katie

AU - Roa, Lina

AU - Sharma, Sristi

AU - Jeppson, Bengt

AU - Jönsson, Kent

AU - Lantz, Adam

AU - Saluja, Saurabh

AU - Lin, Yihan

AU - Citron, Isabelle

AU - Meara, John G.

AU - Hagander, Lars

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Objective: We endeavored to create a comprehensive course in global surgery involving multinational exchange. Design: The course involved 2 weeks of didactics, 2 weeks of clinical rotations in a low-resource setting and 1 week for a capstone project. We evaluated our success through knowledge tests, surveys of the students, and surveys of our Zimbabwean hosts. Setting: The didactic portions were held in Sweden, and the clinical portion was primarily in Harare with hospitals affiliated with the University of Zimbabwe. Participants: Final year medical students from Lund University in Sweden, Harvard Medical School in the USA and the University of Zimbabwe all participated in didactics in Sweden. The Swedish and American students then traveled to Zimbabwe for clinical work. The Zimbabwean students remained in Sweden for a clinical experience. Results: The course has been taught for 3 consecutive years and is an established part of the curriculum at Lund University, with regular participation from Harvard Medical School and the University of Zimbabwe. Participants report significant improvements in their physical exam skills and their appreciation of the needs of underserved populations, as well as confidence with global surgical concepts. Our Zimbabwean hosts thought the visitors integrated well into the clinical teams, added value to their own students’ experience and believe that the exchange should continue despite the burden associated with hosting visiting students. Conclusions: Here we detail the development of a course in global surgery for medical students that integrates didactic as well as clinical experiences in a low-resource setting. The course includes a true multilateral exchange with students from Sweden, the United States and Zimbabwe participating regularly. We hope that this course might serve as a model for other medical schools looking to establish courses in this burgeoning field.

AB - Objective: We endeavored to create a comprehensive course in global surgery involving multinational exchange. Design: The course involved 2 weeks of didactics, 2 weeks of clinical rotations in a low-resource setting and 1 week for a capstone project. We evaluated our success through knowledge tests, surveys of the students, and surveys of our Zimbabwean hosts. Setting: The didactic portions were held in Sweden, and the clinical portion was primarily in Harare with hospitals affiliated with the University of Zimbabwe. Participants: Final year medical students from Lund University in Sweden, Harvard Medical School in the USA and the University of Zimbabwe all participated in didactics in Sweden. The Swedish and American students then traveled to Zimbabwe for clinical work. The Zimbabwean students remained in Sweden for a clinical experience. Results: The course has been taught for 3 consecutive years and is an established part of the curriculum at Lund University, with regular participation from Harvard Medical School and the University of Zimbabwe. Participants report significant improvements in their physical exam skills and their appreciation of the needs of underserved populations, as well as confidence with global surgical concepts. Our Zimbabwean hosts thought the visitors integrated well into the clinical teams, added value to their own students’ experience and believe that the exchange should continue despite the burden associated with hosting visiting students. Conclusions: Here we detail the development of a course in global surgery for medical students that integrates didactic as well as clinical experiences in a low-resource setting. The course includes a true multilateral exchange with students from Sweden, the United States and Zimbabwe participating regularly. We hope that this course might serve as a model for other medical schools looking to establish courses in this burgeoning field.

KW - curriculum development

KW - global surgery

KW - low- and middle-income countries (LMIC's)

KW - Major emphasis on Systems Based Practice, Significant Professionalism and Interpersonal and Communication Skills

KW - Sweden

KW - Zimbabwe

U2 - 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.07.026

DO - 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.07.026

M3 - Article

VL - 76

SP - 469

EP - 479

JO - Journal of Surgical Education

T2 - Journal of Surgical Education

JF - Journal of Surgical Education

SN - 1878-7452

IS - 2

ER -