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WMA calls for retired academics to teach in developing world

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:602
  1. Stephen Pincock
  1. London

    The World Medical Association (WMA) has called for retired medical academics to consider registering on a new database that has been set up to help universities in developing countries.

    Around half of today's higher education students live in developing countries, but these countries often see promising staff and students heading overseas in search of better money and conditions.

    For universities in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere, such a “brain drain” means that finding senior academic staff can be difficult. The retired academics database was launched last autumn by the Association of Commonwealth Universities in London to help …

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