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PRIME - Partnership in International Medical Education

winter 2006

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The ongoing growth of PRIME carries a sense of awesome responsibility.We are aware that we are being led to develop a whole new model of sharing the values of the gospel within academic medical teaching. As we share our vision abroad we are repeatedly finding such an appetite to hear more, both from individuals and from teaching teams in universities and medical schools: many have never been aware of this dimension of our call to heal the sick.

In this last year 29 friends have volunteered to give nearly 200 weeks of top teaching skills in 17 countries.We are in touch with several other countries as well. All teaching is offered without cost to our hosts, and it is not surprising therefore that the potential future openings are growing exponentially.

We continue to need to build a database of future experienced teachers who might offer both short and long term courses for both students and teachers, help to develop curricula, or perhaps advise on local health development or management issues. Those who consider an NHS sabbatical might like to discuss opportunities with us.

Inevitably we have increasing administrative responsibilities: we are praying for the Lord’s gift to us to stabilise this essential foundation, and we do seek your ongoing support in all possible ways please. Do also consider sharing your wisdom with us at one of our home brainstorming days –the next is on 28 January at 157 Waterloo Road.

Do be in touch either via www.prime-international.org.uk or contact John Geater on j.geater@which.net

Article written by John Geater

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