The US is set to have the world’s first universal network of doctors, nurses and medical students.
The network is set up by the University of Florida’s School of Medicine and will be led by the College of Medicine.
It will offer more than 1,200 doctors and nurses from across the US and Canada, and will have a network with around 100,000 enrollees, according to the National Health Council.
The US is expected to see about 40,000 more US graduates in 2018.
But the network has been criticised for not reaching many of the underserved.
“I think we need to really start thinking about the network as an extension of the system rather than a separate piece,” said Dr David Durning, a senior lecturer in medical ethics at the University and co-chair of the health network network.
“This is a network to support our country, and the students need to know that if they are to get into a doctorate programme or medical school they will have to work together to get there.”
Dr Durnings group, known as the Medical Education Network for the Americas, will work with other healthcare providers to establish an effective model for the global health sector.
“We need to build an environment that supports collaboration between health care professionals and our patients,” he said.
The group is currently in the planning stages, and Dr Durningers group has received support from a range of organisations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the University Health Network.
The project is one of many projects being rolled out by the medical and healthcare sectors across the world, as well as universities and other organisations that are seeking to collaborate to build the health system.
Dr Durbings group is already part of the network, having built a network for doctors and staff at the Johns Hopkins University, as part of its work with the Department of Health.
“The Medical Education System Network is a great example of how a global health system can work, and we hope to continue to grow the network to include other institutions,” Dr Durbing said.
“It’s important to work closely with other health systems and universities to develop the next generation of health systems, and to create a network that is inclusive of all health systems.”
Dr. Durninger said the network would be built on a foundation of mutual respect and understanding.
“Our goal is to create the best healthcare system possible in the world for our patients, and our goal is not to compete with other medical systems, but to serve them and help them to get better,” he added.
Topics:health,health-administration,health,education,science-and-technology,community-and/or-society,united-statesFirst posted March 01, 2019 09:57:39Contact John GoughMore stories from New Zealand