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'The Global Doctor' launched at IGH Grand Symposium

12 October 2012

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The Global Doctor, a new guide for teaching in global health produced in conjunction with the Institute of Education with funds from DFID, was launched at the UCL Institute for Global Health Grand Symposium on 3 October 2012.

‘Medicine is a global profession framed by forces that transcend national boundaries’, states a new report from UCL’s Institute for Global Health, and its partners the Institute of Education and Medsin, the student movement for global health.

The report shows how teaching health in its global context can help train the type of analytical and open-minded professionals needed to function in a rapidly changing health care environment. It argues that global health needs to be taught from a multi-disciplinary perspective as health is determined by so many factors beyond medicine and the health care system. The authors also show the wide range of careers available to medical students studying global health, which stretch across research, humanitarian work and the world of policy, both in the UK and overseas.

Download The Global Doctor (PDF)