Why medical students should be trained in disaster management: our experience of the Kashmir earthquake

PLoS Med. 2006 Sep;3(9):e382. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030382.


Two medical students say that they were unprepared for the task of treating casualties of the Kashmir earthquake, since they had not had any training in disaster management.

MeSH terms

  • Disaster Planning*
  • Disasters*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / standards*
  • Emergency Medical Services*
  • Humans
  • Pakistan
  • Relief Work
  • Rescue Work