Intended for healthcare professionals


Academic medicine: who is it for?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:361

Learning package on effective teaching developed by WHO and JHPIEGO Corporation

  1. Rebecca J Bailey, technical officer (,
  2. Rick Sullivan, former director of learning and performance support
  1. World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
  2. JHPIEGO Corporation, 1615 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231-3492, USA

EDITOR—One of Abbasi's four pillars of global academic medicine is teaching.1 Learners need an appropriate environment and various learning activities that include opportunities to practise and receive feedback on their performance. Education is more effective when expected outcomes build on existing knowledge, skills, and attitudes, are relevant to the future tasks of healthcare providers, correspond to the …

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