International Medical University
No 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19,
57000 Kuala Lumpur,
Authentic student and community engagement in health professions education and healthcare could offer a foundation for empowerment and partnership. Health professions education curricula that expose students to meaningful community experiences allow a better understanding of how non-medical factors such as education, economic conditions, food security, housing, the environment, and social inclusion affect the quality of healthcare.
In addition, a curriculum that increases students’ choice, control, and collaboration opportunities could also increase their motivation and engagement. The inclusion of students and community voices in the way teachers teach, students learn, and are assessed not only offers diverse perspectives to improve the quality of educational outcomes but ultimately prepares future healthcare leaders to meet the growing and evolving demands of health and healthcare.
The goal of IMEC 2023 is to connect healthcare professionals, curriculum planners, academics, students, and community bodies to rethink and engage with opportunities for engaging, enabling, and empowering students and communities to enhance health professions education.