Global Health Education II: Michael Slatnik

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Medical Student Partnership: An attempt at equitable experiential global health learning

Michael Slatnik, University of Western Ontario

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  • Mention NOGHE role (but not presenting in that capacity)
  • Global Health Education II: Michael Slatnik

    1. 1. Medical Student Partnership An Attempt at Equitable Experiential Global Health Learning GHEC, Seattle, April 5 2009 Michael Slatnik University of Western Ontario, London, Canada Canadian Federation of Medical Students [email_address]
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>My story </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership as a model </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
    3. 3. My story <ul><li>May 2007 - August 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Research on HTN in Rwanda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Slatnik (Canada) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edmond Baganizi (Rwanda) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. My story: HTN in Rwanda Dept of Medicine, NUR (May 07) UN Global Youth Assembly (July 07) Study Grant Approved (August 07) Partnership --> HTN Study (August 2007-August 2008) Director, www.RVCP.org Study Grant Submitted (June 07) Mike Edmond
    5. 5. HTN in Rwanda <ul><li>HTN study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRB / Ethics approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Research Summer 2008 </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. HTN in Rwanda <ul><li>Poster B18 </li></ul>
    7. 7. HTN in Rwanda
    8. 8. <ul><li>Direct Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnosing many individuals with HTN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of epidemiological data to clinicians </li></ul></ul>HTN in Rwanda
    9. 9. <ul><li>Indirect Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural learning opportunity for both students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An opportunity for students to do research, to present, to publish </li></ul></ul>HTN in Rwanda
    10. 10. <ul><li>Most importantly, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This project did not utilize or occupy the health resources of Rwanda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical students have time and energy, many overburdened clinicians do not </li></ul></ul>HTN in Rwanda
    11. 11. HTN in Rwanda <ul><li>Limitations / Deviations from Equity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rwandan student not involved in selection of study topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unilateral exchange </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Partnership <ul><li>Medical Student Partnership as a model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tackle problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources & practical knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural learning opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic & career benefits </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Discussion
    14. 14. Acknowledgements <ul><ul><ul><li>Dr David Cechetto </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr Allan Donner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Larry Stit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr Joshua Mukiibi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr Herbert Nsanze </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gerard Nkundimana </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Erick Baganizi </li></ul></ul></ul>

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