2019 CUGH Conference    I    March 8 - 10, 2019   I   Satellite Sessions  March 7, 2019   |   Hilton  Chicago Hotel    I   Chicago, IL​​

Satellite Session | HALF DAY Workshop

An Education Journey:
From Competency to Classroom to Community


Thursday March 7, 2018
8:00am - 12:00pm

Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Ilinois

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.

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  • CUGH Global Oral Health Interest Group
  • CUGH Education Committee's Competency Sub-committee
  • Organisation for Tropical Studies
  • Child Family Health International
  • American Dental Association Foundation

Health care providers and trainees, often from high income countries, commonly offer their skills and knowledge in low-resource settings, mainly LMICs. Evidence shows that these efforts can lead to unintentional harm, ethical challenges due to power differentials, and often lack sustainability, failing to translate to improved health outcomes in recipient communities long-term. Competency-based education approaches may be a suitable pathway for transformative global exchange experiences for trainees, health care providers, and recipient communities alike.

This interdisciplinary session describes a six-phased approach to competency-based global health curriculum development. It chronicles the journey of the development of global health competencies by the CUGH Competency Sub-Committee and Global Oral Health Interest Group; transformative experiential learning field courses led by the InterAmerican Center for Global Health  in rural Costa Rica; and outcomes from a national workshop held by the American Dental Association Foundation on best practices for international volunteering. Participants will be introduced to the resulting open access didactic Global Health Starter Kit for Dental Education and the CUGH Competency Education Toolkit, and ‘Red Flag/Green Light’ recommendations for identifying appropriate partners for creating ethical, sustainable global health programs and practices.

Working groups will tackle approaches for transforming their own programs and organizations in order to incorporate new educational approaches, minimize ethical challenges, and optimize sustainability, local capacity building and health improvement long term.

Format: 90 minutes- Panelists lead an active learning discussion in story telling format through presentations, videos, and photos;  60 minutes- Attendees break into working groups over expert facilitated Table Topics; 60 minutes: Reports by break-out groups and concluding remarks; Two 15 minute breaks.