The challenge of training for family medicine across different contexts: Insights from providing training in China

John Sandars*, Yingzi Huang, Trevor Gibbs

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Physicians with expertise in providing training for family medicine, at both undergraduate level and postgraduate level, are frequently invited to run training workshops in countries with developing systems of family medicine but this approach is often a challenge for the incoming external trainers. There are general challenges in working across different contexts, especially cul- tural factors, the different approaches to training, including the aims, methods, and assessment, and additional organizational factors, influenced by the wider sociopolitical environment of the host country. Practical responses to these challenges are discussed, with relevance to both external trainers and those responsible for requesting training. This commentary contains insights from the experiences of the authors in providing training for family medicine in China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalFamily Medicine and Community Health
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • China
  • Family medicine
  • Family practice
  • Postgraduate training
  • Undergraduate training

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