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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board: Birch, Diana ML / Blum, Robert W. / Greydanus, MD, Dr. HC (Athens), Donald E. / Hardoff, Daniel / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / de Paul, Joaquin / Rydelius, Per-Anders / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Silber, Tomas J. / Towns, Susan / Urkin, Jacob / Verhofstadt-Deneve, Leni / Zeltzer, Lonnie / Tenenbaum, Ariel


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Volume 28, Issue 3

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The globalization of training in adolescent health and medicine: one size does not fit all

Karen Leslie
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  • Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Director, Centre for Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
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Published Online: 2015-06-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2016-5010

Abstract

Adolescent medicine across the globe is practiced within a variety of healthcare models, with the shared vision of the promotion of optimal health outcomes for adolescents. In the past decade, there has been a call for transformation in how health professionals are trained, with recommendations that there be adoption of a global outlook, a multiprofessional perspective and a systems approach that considers the connections between education and health systems. Many individuals and groups are now examining how best to accomplish this educational reform. There are tensions between the call for globally accepted standards of education models and practice (a one-size fits all approach) and the need to promote the ability for education practices to be interpreted and transformed to best suit local contexts. This paper discusses some of the key considerations for ‘importing’ training program models for adolescent health and medicine, including the importance of cultural alignment and the utilization of best evidence and practice in health professions education.

Keywords: adolescent health; Canada; leadership; training programs

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About the article

Corresponding author: Karen Leslie, MD, MEd, FRCPC, Professor of Paediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Director, Centre for Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada, E-mail:


Received: 2015-01-04

Accepted: 2015-02-25

Published Online: 2015-06-26

Published in Print: 2016-08-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Volume 28, Issue 3, Pages 279–283, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2016-5010.

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