Workforce Considerations, Training, and Diseases in the Middle East

George Richard Holt, Kevin Christopher McMains, Randal A. Otto

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Evaluating and providing global health assistance, humanitarian aid, and medical missions to Middle Eastern countries can be rewarding and challenging. A broad spectrum of financial capabilities supports effective health care delivery and infrastructure. Middle East tension can make obtaining a visa difficult. Personal safety considerations may hinder efforts to develop and carry out clinical and educational programs. Several Middle East countries have sophisticated and modern health care systems. Medical education and specialty training compares with that of Western medicine. The Middle East has a proud heritage as the foundation of many fundamental and modern medical and surgical principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-673
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Disease prevalence in the Middle East
  • Global health in the Middle East
  • Medical education and training in otolaryngology in the Middle East
  • Middle East otolaryngology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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