Medical education, global health and travel medicine: a modern student's experience

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2009 Jan;7(1):15-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2008.12.001. Epub 2009 Jan 6.


Today's medical student will practice medicine in a globalised world, where an understanding of travel medicine and global health will be vital. Students at UK medical schools are keen to learn more about these areas and yet receive little specific training. Tomorrow's doctors should be taught about global health and travel medicine if they are to be prepared to work in tomorrow's world.

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Education, Medical / standards*
  • Global Health*
  • Humans
  • Travel*