PAHO/ 31March 2021/ Source/ https://www.paho.org/
World Health Day 2021, as part of the International Year of Health and Care Workers, is an ideal date for stimulating a regional debate that fosters the recognition of ideas, achievements, and difficulties, and that promotes the shared construction of new visions for the design, planning, and organization of medical training.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has given new impetus to the discussion of medical education, questioning the status quo. The responses of medical schools have varied: some quickly opted to suspend clinical practice, while others invited upper-level medical students to collaborate on various tasks. As was also the case in other educational settings, distance learning was encouraged for medical and health sciences students. The pandemic has also contributed to the dizzying development of telemedicine, which promises to become a new healthcare practice with new educational content.
7 April, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (EST – Eastern Standard Time, USA)
Zoom platform register link https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J941CPbkTgyxbAo6rRd4sw.
English, Portuguese, and Spanish
Introduction: The context of World Health Day and the Year of Health and Care Workers.
Presentations and dialogue: • Medical education in the current and post-pandemic contexts. • Opportunities for new technologies and the challenges of an unfinished agenda.• Better education for greater inclusion.
Summary of the event and closing remarks
- Gabriel Listovsky, Coordinator of the Virtual Campus for Public Health, PAHO/WHO
- Fernando Menezes, Unit Chief, Human Resources for Health, PAHO/WHO
- James Fitzgerald, Director, Department of Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO
Virtual Campus for Public Health