Global health training and postgraduate medical education in Australia: the case for greater integration

Rob D Mitchell, Jennifer C Jamieson, Jake Parker, Fred B Hersch, Zoe Wainer and A Rob Moodie
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10553
Published online: 22 July 2013

In reply: We thank Walsh for highlighting that sustainability is a critical challenge in global health training (GHT) programs and that technology is creating new options for international engagement. He has also articulated a vision of qualified specialists taking a greater role in the delivery of clinical education in resource-poor settings. We share this aspiration.

  • Rob D Mitchell1
  • Jennifer C Jamieson2
  • Jake Parker3
  • Fred B Hersch4
  • Zoe Wainer5
  • A Rob Moodie6

  • 1 Emergency Department, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD.
  • 2 Médecins Sans Frontières Trauma Centre, Kunduz, Afghanistan.
  • 3 Kimberley Population Health Unit, Broome, WA.
  • 4 Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 5 Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 6 School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.


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