Training medical undergraduates in the core disciplines of community medicine through community postings – an experience from India.

Family medicine, epidemiology, health management and health promotion are the core disciplines of community medicine

Abstract

This case study highlights the importance of introducing medical undergraduates to the core disciplines of community medicine early through community postings. Community postings should be conducted with primary health centre or urban health and training centre as the focal point.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

Hemant Deepak Shewade, Chinnakali Palanivel, Kathiresan Jeyashree (2016) Training medical undergraduates in the core disciplines of community medicine through community postings – an experience from India Family Medicine and Community Health Publisher: Compuscript

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Published 1 July 2016