A recent study found those who engage in multicultural and international environments are more likely to be offered jobs. Yet it is the quality of experiences and personal engagement, not traveling itself, that build skills that are attractive to employers.
Over the past decade, the number of American students in health fields going abroad has nearly tripled, with many opting for programs that take them out of the classroom and into clinics and hospitals. But as participation has increased, so, too, have educators’ concerns.
An article profiling Child Family Health International – CFHI’s Global Health Education Programs in the current online edition of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ journal Academic Medicine contrasts two interpretations of ‘helping.’ The students writing the article draw an important contrast between the two definitions of ‘helping’ represented by CFHI Programs and brigades.