International clinical experience for midwifery students

Summer Latta, Mary Ann Faucher, Sarah Brown, Martha Bradshaw

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Introduction: The purpose of this survey was to obtain information that would elucidate what types and amounts of international clinical experiences are available to midwifery students in accredited midwifery programs. Furthermore, the survey assessed the need for and interest in an online pre-trip preparation course and the possibility of future collaborative efforts between midwifery programs. Methods: A formal electronic descriptive survey was sent to eligible directors of midwifery education (DOME) from 38 accredited institutions in the United States. Results: Twenty-nine of 38 (76%) responded to the survey, and 9 of 29 programs (31%) offer international clinical experiences. Sixteen (80%) of the 20 programs not currently offering international experiences indicated interest in offering these experiences. Of the 9 programs that have international experiences, only 1 reported offering a formal pre-trip course. Discussion: The results of this survey suggest that there is interest in collaborative efforts for developing a formal pre-trip preparation course and sharing international experiences that would promote sustainable programs of international experiences for student midwives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-387
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Midwifery and Women's Health
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

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Keywords

  • Clinical education
  • Global health
  • International midwifery education
  • Midwifery education

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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International clinical experience for midwifery students. / Latta, Summer; Faucher, Mary Ann; Brown, Sarah; Bradshaw, Martha.

In: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, Vol. 56, No. 4, 07.2011, p. 382-387.

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Latta, Summer ; Faucher, Mary Ann ; Brown, Sarah ; Bradshaw, Martha. / International clinical experience for midwifery students. In: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 2011 ; Vol. 56, No. 4. pp. 382-387.
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