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Title: Assessment of health professional education across five Asian countries-a protocol
Authors: Sanjay Zodpey
Pisake Lumbiganon
Tim Evans
Ke Yang
Bui Thi Thu Ha
Himanshu Negandhi
Wanicha Chuenkongkaew
Ahmed Al-Kabir
The World Bank, USA
Hanoi School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Peking University Health Science Center
Public Health Foundation of India
Keywords: Medicine;Social Sciences
Issue Date: 3-Oct-2018
Citation: Human Resources for Health. Vol.16, No.1 (2018)
Abstract: © 2018 The Author(s). Background: There is an increasing consensus globally that the education of health professionals is failing to keep pace with scientific, social, and economic changes transforming the healthcare environment. This catalyzed a movement in reforming education of health professionals across Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam who jointly volunteered to implement and conduct cooperative, comparative, and suitable health professional education assessments with respect to the nation's socio-economic and cultural status, as well as domestic health service system. Methods: The 5C network undertook a multi-country health professional educational study to provide its countries with evidence for HRH policymaking. Its scope was limited to the assessment of medical, nursing, and public health education at three levels within each country: national, institutional, and graduate level (including about to graduate students and alumni). Results: This paper describes the general issues related to health professional education and the protocols used in a five-country assessment of medical, nursing, and public health education. A common protocol for the situation analysis survey was developed that included tools to undertake a national and institutional assessment, and graduate surveys among about-to-graduate and graduates for medical, nursing, and public health professions. Data collection was conducted through a mixture of literature reviews and qualitative research. Conclusions: The national assessment would serve as a resource for countries to plan HRH-related future actions.
ISSN: 14784491
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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