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Academic medicine: time for reinvention

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:47

Encourage overseas based researchers to return to improve academic medicine in the developing world

  1. Niyi Awofeso, conjoint senior lecturer (
  1. School of Public Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

    EDITOR—Although the obstacles to global health posed by inadequate health research capacity, particularly in developing countries, are well documented,14 bureaucratic barriers preventing overseas based health academics in developed countries willing to return are hardly addressed.

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    Firstly, recognition of academic qualifications is an issue. Current practices of most medical councils in developing …

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