The globalization of medical training has evolved in various ways including individual student
migration across borders, academic institutional expansion abroad and governmental influence.
The drive for revenue and the balance with teaching excellence is a struggle that medical institutions
increasingly contend with today as they navigate in a global environment. In this review, we focus on
this emerging data, specifically the economic, regulatory, and societal trends that are shaping the
global landscape of medical training. Three important aspects are discussed including: (1) student migration
(2) academic institutional expansion and (3) governmental influence in the global medical
Keywords: Globalization, medical education, MEPI, medical tourism, ECFMG, IMGs.
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