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Communication as the crucial aspect of collaboration among three established medical schools in Indonesia: curriculum evaluation process

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Ardi Findyartini ,

Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, ID
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Estivana Felaza,

Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, ID
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Diantha Soemantri,

Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, ID
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FX Bambang Sakiman,

Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, ID
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A. Aswiyanti,

Universitas Andalas, Padang, ID
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Erly Indrama

Universitas Andalas, Padang, ID
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Abstract

Aligned with the effort to increase and maintain the quality of medical institutions, three well-established schools of medicine in Indonesia formed a collaboration framework comprising areas of medical education, research, and services. The undergraduate medical curriculum was identified as one of the main areas for collaboration, with curriculum evaluation as the first step taken. This article emphasizes the reflection of each institution on the collaboration process. The focuses were on the positive impacts, disadvantages or negative impacts, obstacles and solutions for further improvement in the collaboration. Semi-structured interviews with each faculty leader and collaborator were conducted to obtain a comprehensive view of the current collaboration process. Although some advantages resulting from the collaboration were widely acknowledged, many obstacles were also identified. Ineffective communication between and within each collaborating institution became one of the potential hurdles in the process of collaboration. Despite the obstacles in collaborating, the stakeholders involved felt the benefits of the process, in which each institution was encouraged to review the existing curriculum and evaluation program, identify any weaknesses and determine further plans.
How to Cite: Findyartini, A., Felaza, E., Soemantri, D., Sakiman, F.B., Aswiyanti, A. and Indrama, E., 2014. Communication as the crucial aspect of collaboration among three established medical schools in Indonesia: curriculum evaluation process. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 8(1), pp.15–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v8i1.120
Published on 23 Jun 2014.
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