The benefits of international health experiences for Australian and New Zealand medical education

H Patrick McNeil, Paul Wild, Hayley Harris and S Bruce Dowton
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01350
Published online: 5 June 2017

Embracing structured international health experiences in mainstream medical education is critical to the development of future doctors

Globalisation has dramatically changed and continues to change the way the world works. Societies, businesses and individuals are increasingly adapting to a world with fewer borders and geographical constraints than in the past.1 Global health has been defined as:

  • H Patrick McNeil1,2
  • Paul Wild1
  • Hayley Harris1
  • S Bruce Dowton1

  • 1 Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 MQ Health, Sydney, NSW


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