The focus of the Community Based Education (CBE) Technical Working Group (TWG) is to engage the MEPI network in discussion and collaborative activity related to the implementation and evaluation of community based education.
A primary goal of MEPI is to increase the capacity and retention of doctors in Sub-Saharan Africa. All MEPI schools engage in community-based education experiences that range from brief rotations to year-long rotations. Some experiences focus on teaching public health skills while others are comprehensive and teach multiple competencies.
Community-based education is generally targeted at improving workforce distribution, promoting primary care and developing competencies for rural practice. The Technical Working Group will use this page to provide useful updates and resources for those interested in Community-Based Education.
Compendium of CBE Evaluation ToolsClick to Download PDFMEPI: Evaluating Community-Based Medical Education, Workshop ReportClick to Download PDFMEPI: Evaluating Community-Based Medical Education, Pre-workshop activity guideClick to Download PDFARTICLE: Investing in Community-based Education to Improve the Quality, Quantity and Retention of Physicians in Three African CountriesClick to Access ArticleARTICLE: Community-based Education Programs in Africa: Faculty Experience within the MEPI NetworkClick to Access ArticleMEPI SCHOOLS: CBE Evaluation tools used by MESAU, a consortium of all medical schools in Uganda.Click to Access ToolsMEPI SCHOOLS: Community Development Manual at Mbarara University of Science and TechnologyClick to Access PDF
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a coordinated effort led by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).