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Academic Collaboration between the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Ian Donald Inter-University School of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Global Health Program\'s Success Story

Sanja Plavsic Kupesic, Jose M de la Rosa, Zuber D Mulla

Keywords : Global health program, Interinstitutional collaboration, OB-GYN ultrasound, Research, Scholarship

Citation Information : Kupesic SP, de la Rosa JM, Mulla ZD. Academic Collaboration between the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Ian Donald Inter-University School of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Global Health Program\'s Success Story. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2021; 15 (4):331-335.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1803

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim: To review the outcomes of the global health program and interinstitutional academic collaboration between the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) and the Ian Donald Inter-University School of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Background: The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Ultrasound was established in 1982 by a multidisciplinary group of enthusiasts. Today our School has active international branches in 75 countries worldwide. They aim to address the specific educational and training needs of clinicians performing OB-GYN ultrasound and organize courses, workshops, congresses, and national conferences according to the character of the respective country, region, and/or area. TTUHSC El Paso is located in the second largest binational metropolitan area on the US–Mexico border. It provides the opportunities and environment for direct intellectual and interpersonal exchanges among health sciences university students on one campus. Results: During the last 15 years, more than 50 individual TTUHSC El Paso faculty members, six residents, 10 medical students, and 11 staff members participated in writing 173 chapters and 88 Ian Donald School educational videos created. During the same time, more than 40 individual faculty members, 19 students, seven residents, and five staff members contributed to 53 articles of the Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Conclusion: Access to valuable international resources and expertise in the field of OB-GYN ultrasound opened new perspectives on research and scholarship which fostered collaboration, relationship building, and career development of the global health program participants.


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