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Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Journal of Medical Sciences Trust
ISSN: 0019-5359
EISSN: 0019-5359
Vol. 58, No. 9, 2004, pp. 369-380
Bioline Code: ms04065
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 58, No. 9, 2004, pp. 369-380

 en Trends in medical education: Challenges and directions for need-based reforms of medical training in South-East Asia
Majumder Anwarul Azim, D'Souza Urban, Rahman Sayeeda


Most medical schools, especially in South-East Asia, currently are experiencing difficulties in providing the right quality and quantity of educational experiences as the curricula have failed to respond to the needs of the community and country. The pedagogic shift from traditional approach to a need-based approach requires a fundamental change of the roles and commitments of educators, planners and policymakers. Teachers of health professional education in the region are to be well-informed of the trends and innovations and utilize these to increase relevance and quality of education to produce competent human resources for the region. The purpose of this paper is twofold: (i) to discuss innovative strategies and emerging trends, which have been successfully adopted by educators around the world for the reorientation of medical education to overcome existing traditions of educational planning, review and development and (ii) to highlight their implications and importance to initiate need-based reforms of medical training in South-East Asia.

Reorientation, medical education, South-East Asia

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