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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 285-286
Postdoctoral degree in humanistic medical science: The first development from a public health curriculum unit


Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand

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Wiwanitkit V, Kaewla W. Postdoctoral degree in humanistic medical science: The first development from a public health curriculum unit. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:285-6

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Wiwanitkit V, Kaewla W. Postdoctoral degree in humanistic medical science: The first development from a public health curriculum unit. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 25];9:285-6. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/4/285/184804
Dear Sir,

The shift of paradigm in public health is very interesting. More concern on humanistic approach is promoted.[1],[2] Vogt et al. noted that “systems medicine as currently envisioned cannot be said to be integrative, holistic, personalized or patient-centered in a humanistic medical sense.”[2] There is no doubt that humanistic medical science is needed for any personnel and is a very complex knowledge. A continuous education is the way that can be helpful to support development of a new concept. The training after PhD or board is merit and should be promoted.[3] Kanwar noted that “today's PhD students will be working in a global but highly competitive, rapidly changing, and complex world”[4] and “it is no longer enough to be a good researcher and a good teacher; researchers and teachers must be good team players and leaders to lead interdisciplinary research programs, and exceptional managers to effectively manage their research staff, MS and PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers.”[4] There is no doubt that the development of the postdoctoral training program in humanistic medical science has to be done to serve the present need. Here, we report our experience from a high education center, Surindra Rajabhat University, Thailand that has the vision to serve local wisdom. The development of the postdoctoral training program has been successful in 2015 and it is the first postdoctoral training center for humanistic medical science in the region. This is a hope for the next step of new local public health education center of this area.

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1.
Salander P, Hamberg K. Why “spirituality” instead of “the humanistic side of medicine”? Acad Med 2014;89:1430.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Vogt H, Ulvestad E, Eriksen TE, Getz L. Getting personal: Can systems medicine integrate scientific and humanistic conceptions of the patient? J Eval Clin Pract 2014;20:942-52.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Povlsen L, Borup I. Health promotion: A developing focus area over the years. Scand J Public Health 2015;43(Suppl):46-50.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Kanwar RS. Skill set development of doctoral and post-doctoral graduates in life sciences. Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 2010;75:47-55.  Back to cited text no. 4
    

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Correspondence Address:
Wasana Kaewla
Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin
Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.184804

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