Barriers to Training Family Physicians in the Caribbean: Distance Education as a Promising Prescription


 
Language:

English

Authors:

Paul TJ, Williams-Gree P

Publishers:

University of the West Indies, Mona, Commonwealth of Learning

Pages:

5

Description:

The peculiarities of the scattered small states of the Caribbean region call for a model of training practitioners that is effective, relevant and sustainable. Distance education (DE) as an approach offers advantages that meet some of the challenges inherent in training family physicians for the region. This paper examines some of these challenges and shows where DE is being used to structure delivery of the programme. In particular, the need for context-specific training, managing time strictures and the cost issues of training are discussed. [from abstract]

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Geographic Focus

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