The learning agreement should include all the learning outcomes that the student needs to acquire during the exchange. We describe the implementation of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Scholarly Concentrations program, which offers basic sciences, clinical sciences, medical sciences/medicine, history of medicine and public health/civil service at Bezmiâlem Vakif University in Istanbul, Turkey. In six modules over the preclinical years, students develop a faculty-managed experience, which encourages the acquisition of hires and skills for independent lifelong learning and scholarship. This culminates with the presentation of the abstract and the project. We report on program characteristics (context and logistics) and outcomes (student engagement and experience). Zorzi A, Rourke J, Kennard M, Peterson M, Miller K. Combined research and clinical learning make the rural summer student program a successful model. Remote rural health. 2005;5(4):401.
At the Scholarly Concentrations Course, students are guided to complete a scientific project and prepare a presentation of that project. In doing so, they acquire self-controlled learning skills and identify options for a scientific career in medicine. Among the specific objectives of the program are: with the recognition of scholarships and lifelong learning as key factors in the growth of a doctor in each country, we hypothesized that we could successfully implement the Johns Hopkins Scholarly Concentrations program internationally and transform it into a Turkish medical school. In particular, we discuss the experience of Bezmiâlem Vakif University School of Medicine (Istanbul, Turkey) with the implementation of a Scholarly Concentrations program for medical students, including experience in future challenges and directions. We rely on a theoretical framework that includes both the aforementioned descriptive analysis and a mixed methods analysis that compares the quantitative results of the Johns Hopkins and Bezmiâlem experiments and themes identified by student feedback in a convergent parallel design to understand the implementation of the program. Our experience serves as a potential model for transformation into other medical programs outside the United States. Bezmiâlem is a traditional 6-year course for medical schools immediately after high school that leads to an M.D. degree.
Bezmiâlem`s core program has been divided into vertical integration, boarding tests, objectives and results. The objective of the entire program is to train “students who respect our national values and differences, who are competitive with international scientific research in public health, and who meet Turkey`s current needs with a focus on health sciences” . Therefore, the programme focuses on the training of family doctors interested in medical research, with up-to-date knowledge of treatment strategies, preparation for entry into medical education and interest in lifelong learning in Turkey and the European Union. . . .