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Global Medical Education Collaborative

Course/Event Date: Monday, January 1, 0001

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I am writing to pass on an opportunity to be involved with medical student teaching in low- and middle-income countries during COVID-19 through the Global Medical Education Collaborative (GMEC), set up by a group of Oxford and Harvard students.


I've recently had the pleasure of joining GMEC and thus far have delivered a number of radiology tutorials.

Here's a bit more about us!


GMEC partners tutors from leading universities and hospitals around the world with medical students from LMICs to create virtual, case-based learning sessions that are free to all. Due to COVID-19, many medical schools in the United States and other developed countries have transitioned to virtual learning, however not all medical schools have equal resources to provide the same (or any) offerings in the virtual classroom. The program's mission is to ensure that no medical student has to stop learning during this challenging time.


Due to the pandemic, students in the 15 countries with which we currently work (including Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, and Egypt) have not had formal classes in any form in over two months. Over 200 students have signed up for the program and we have gradually been increasing tutorial offerings over the past few weeks. So far we've had residents tutor from the NHS, BIDMC Internal Medicine, and BWH neurology, among other programs. 


We want to increase our tutor base as we are expanding our student partnerships daily. We would love to have you on board! If you would be interested in giving a tutorial (approximately 1 hour) on a topic of your choosing, please indicate your interest using this form and we will be in touch! You can visit our website for more information, www.GMECollab.org. And please, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. We look forward to partnering and learning with you!

Course/Event Venue: Online

This course is targeted at the following specialty Groupings:

  • Anaesthesia - Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine
  • Diagnostics
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics
  • GP - Public Health & Occupational Medicine
  • Foundation Programme Board

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