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[Correspondence] A 21st-century medical school

In their Comment (Feb 21, p 672)1 about the so-called 21st-century medical school Hilliard Jason and Andrew Douglas explicitly invited “questions, suggestions, even expressions of scepticism”. As junior medical educators from five different continents, we applaud the premise of the International New School of Medicine (iNSoMed)—“helping to enhance the wellbeing of people and communities, as well as promoting economic growth in low-income and middle-income countries”. We approach this with cautious optimism because previous attempts at such development have led to reinforcement of paternalism, ethnocentrism, and universalism.

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