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Brittany Seymour, Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Carlos Faerron, of the Intra-American Center for Global Health, developed a one week field course in Costa Rica that allows dental students to learn from and with dental students from the University of Costa Rica, and to obtain perspectives on oral health from migrant workers, urban residents, and indigenous people in the country. The course seeks to develop sustainable partnerships that will benefit communities and learners for years to come. Additional information about the course is available here or in this video.
Transform Yourself to Transform the World: A Message to Academic Faculty
By: Michelle Morse, MD, MPH (view bio)
Faculty are too often the major barrier to change in health education institutions and health systems. Faculty tend to view themselves as teachers, who teach, and the students as learners, who learn. However, this view is fundamentally oppressive. We can improve our ability to instill social medicine in health professions education if, instead of learning coming from a teacher bestowing knowledge on a student, learning comes through experiencing the reality of health inequity together, as students AND teachers, and working together to create new knowledge for all parties and the radical change that must follow it. READ MORE.
Malika Fair (BFA Representative/Liaison), Arthur Kaufman (BFA Board Member), David Marsh, Dan Blumenthal, and Roger Strasser attended a terrific Network meeting of The Network: Towards Unity for Health held, this year in Limerick, Ireland. The Network is an NGO in official relations with WHO and while its membership is global, its secretariat is at FAIMER in Philadelphia. The goals and actions of The Network are highly aligned with BFA with a heavy emphasis on building relevance of academic health centers to the health and social needs of their communities and nations, social accountability and social justice. The meetings facilitate sharing of strategies in these areas between institutions and programs from different countries. The program is highly interactive, mostly consisting of small group seminars, workshops and interest sessions (Womens' Health, Social Accountability, Regional discussions, etc). READ MORE.
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