Community- Based Education: Tikrit University College of Medicine Experience. PART TWO: Community Based Education Programme in Tikrit University College of Medicine: current situation and proposal for change
Amina Hamed Ahmad Alobaidi, Kirkuk University, Kirkuk, Iraq
Journal Title:Aalborg Academy Journal of Medical Sciences
Tikrit University College of Medicine [TUCOM] has tried since foundation to implement relevant curriculum, which is both community- oriented as well as community –based . Partners involved in CBME: In community-based learning activities the active partners include students, staff and community . However, the development of CBLA program is influenced by economic and political factors in local national levels and these two factors affected badly the education in Iraq after 2003. TUCOM/CBME programme was designed before the first batch of student joined the college. Its development, implementation and sustainability faced a lot of challenges. The partners involved in TUCOM/CBME programme are heterogeneous and this heterogeneity does affect the program implementation. However, all the partners share a common set of values such as quality, equity, relevance, and cost effectiveness, as well as certain vision of future health services delivery .