February 26, 2015
Heidi Chumley, M.D., executive dean and chief academic officer of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), was recently featured as a guest blogger by The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Dr. Chumley’s post—titled Global Health: It’s Not About Becoming Worldly, It’s About Becoming Better Doctors—explores how the global perspective that medical school students receive at AUC can ultimately make them better physicians.
“STFM’s mission of advancing family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars aligns closely with our approach to medical education at AUC,” said Dr. Chumley. “This was a welcome opportunity to discuss what it means to become a better physician and the role of global health experiences.”
Dr. Chumley previously held leadership positions with the STFM Foundation, serving most recently as president for two years beginning in 2011.
Interested in learning more about global health experiences available to AUC physicians in training through clinical clerkships in the UK and service learning opportunities in Sint Maarten? Take a look at the UK here and St. Maarten here.