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Teaching Healthcare Globally

Teaching Healthcare in a Global Setting - Online

Healthcare professional education is the new frontier of medical missions. Do you teach or are you planning to teach in an international medical school, residency, or other healthcare training program? Teaching Healthcare in a Global Setting was designed to help you provide quality academics while navigating cultural considerations.

In 2019, a group of those involved in medical education as missions came together to develop a training program that would help them and others improve their service. The inaugural training, Cross-Cultural Healthcare Education: A Workshop for Educators, was hosted in September 2019 in person at Christian Health Service Corps training center. Participants agreed that this useful training should be offered annually.

When the covid-19 global pandemic was declared in 2020, faculty and co-sponsoring organizations for the training discussed the importance of continuing to offer training resources for teaching medicine internationally. CHSC is working with CMDA, MEI, other co-sponsoring organizations, and the 2020 workshop faculty to transition the planned sessions to self-paced online enduring material. We hope to continue building on this material with future live and virtual trainings. The anticipated release date of the online sessions is November 2020. The sessions will be housed on the CMDA Learning Center at

Co-Sponsoring Organizations Include


Susan L. Radecky, MD, MPA, ABFM

Laura Smelter, MD

James D. Smith, MD, FABO, FACS

Keir Thelander, MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)

Sharon A. Falkenheimer, BS, MD, MPH, MA (Bioethics), PhD

Warren A. Heffron, MD

Chris Jenkins, MD


CME for this activity is provided by The Christian Medical & Dental Associations.

For more information on CME, including topics and objectives, please CLICK HERE.


Please contact Course Coordinator Laura Smelter ([email protected]) with any questions.