Global medical school
In the future, we could be students at a global university, learning medicine alongside students from all over the world. Mirza Muminovic explains how
A dream or reality? Susan, a second year medical student from the United Kingdom, has just received an email from Carmen, her colleague in Cuba. She is also in touch with several other colleagues from all over the world, like Sodzi from Ghana and Ang from Singapore. Although geographically miles apart, they have many things in common. Perhaps the most interesting one is that they are second year medical students of the International Networked Medical School (INMedS).
This story might have sounded completely unrealistic 10 years ago, but nowadays, the concept of INMedS sounds much more like an amazing reality. Unfortunately, it is still waiting to happen. More than ever, there is a need for high quality and cost effective global medical education to be delivered locally. This vision was shared by participants of the INMedS workshop held in London in August 2002. As BMJ Clegg Scholar, I had the