Medical students should be taught to appraise evidence on global health issues

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.907b (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:907
  1. Michael Peel,
  2. Anita Berlin,
  3. Jack Piachaud,
  4. Elisabeth James
  1. Senior lecturer United Medical and Dental Schools, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH
  2. Senior lecturer Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's, London W2 1PG
  3. Honorary senior lecturer Department of Psychiatry, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's
  4. Chairperson MEDACT Curriculum Working Group, 601 Holloway Road, London N19 4DJ

    EDITOR,—Three recent papers highlight the potential impact of global threats to health.1 2 3 Over the past two years clinical students at two medical schools in London have been given a questionnaire, before seminars in primary care or public health, seeking their views about the greatest threats to the health of humans in the next 30 years. They were asked to write five threats in order of priority, on …

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