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ERIC Number: EJ997068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Visitor or Inhabitant? Addressing the Needs of Undergraduate Transnational Medical Students
Lindley, Jennifer; McCall, Louise; Abu-Arab, Adela
Journal of Studies in International Education, v17 n1 p79-96 Feb 2013
This study was conducted to identify key issues for students in an undergraduate medical course with cross border delivery and the impact of these issues on the students' ability to learn. Data relating to the student experience and perceived student needs were collected from transnational students and teaching staff from Australia and Malaysia. The results highlight the complexities of migration from one learning environment to another and suggest the need for a cohesive institutional approach to support medical student movement between culturally diverse settings as well as the translation of medical curriculum from one cultural context to another. We describe how the particular needs of transnational students moving across borders align with Maslow's hierarchy of unmet needs and can be met through low cost, long reach institutional initiatives. These must be supplemented by interpersonal approaches in which institutions can also foster. The outcomes will benefit local as well as transnational students and staff. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Malaysia