Pacific health dialog : a publication of the Pacific Basin Officers Training Program and the Fiji School of Medicine
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Fijian participation in health research: analysis of Medline publications 1965-2002.
The driving force of health research in the Pacific has been the expatriates. The common practice has been that health professionals from developed countries come and do research, without much involvement by local experts, take the data off shore to analyze and publish elsewhere, without benefiting...
Pacific Association for Clinical Training (PACT): lessons learned and next steps in developing a sustainable continuing health professionals...
In response to the 1998 Institute of Medicine report, "Pacific Partnerships for Health ", acknowledging the need for the continuing education of health workers in the United States-Affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) jurisdictions, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a...
The Yap AHEC: an update 2002-2006.
The Yap Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is one of three U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration-funded AHEC programs in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island jurisdictions (together with those in Palau and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The Pacific Island AHECs are adm...
Fiji School of Medicine Diploma in Pharmacy graduates, ten year analysis--where are they now?
The Fiji School of Medicine (FSM) has been delivering pharmacy education since 1944. The philosophy of education provision changed from pharmacy technician training to pharmacist education in 1991 and since that time, pharmacy graduates from FSM have influenced the practice of pharmacy in Fiji and i...
The Palau AHEC--academizing the public health work plan: capacity development and innovation in Micronesia.
The Palau Area Health Education Center (AHEC)--a program of the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and based at Palau Community College--was established in 2001 in response to the recommendations of the 1998 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report--Pacific Partnerships for H...
Service-oriented training in public health: a model for enhancing public health surveillance in the Pacific.
There is a need for a coordinated, sustainable, in-service, training programme in surveillance and other public health activities. This should be available for all levels of health personal throughout the Pacific. The model advocates continuing education and in-service training that immediately and...
Proposing continuing medical education for the Pacific.
In response to a request from the Pacific Basin Medical Association and the Micronesian Medical Council, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science at the University of Auckland, are developing a distance learning postgraduate programme (Masters of Medical Science), for Micronesia. The health care m...
How can the University of Hawai'i meet needs for public health education? Results of a students' needs assessment.
A strong public health workforce is necessary to maintain the health and well-being of any community. Currently, the ability of the public health workforce to meet demand is being challenged in Hawai'i and the Pacific. This is due, in part, to the downsizing of the public health program at the Unive...
Pacific Telepathlogy Service at Fiji School of Medicine.
Pacific Telepathology service has been established at Fiji school of Medicine (FSM) with technical support from University of Basel. The service is designed for remote consultation, continuing medical education (CME) health care research (HCR). To develop Telepathology services for participation wit...
In-country and community-based postgraduate family practice training for Micronesian physicians--the Palau AHEC: a collaborative effort.
The U.S. Institute of Medicine in its 1998 review of the health care systems among the U.S.-Associated Pacific Islands (USAPI) identified promotion of primary health care (PHC) and training of the regional health workforce including postgraduate training for physicians as priorities. With the suppor...