Addressing Pediatric Medical Training Needs in Noncommunicable Diseases.
ABSTRACT The importance of addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been identified by health care leaders in India and around the world. Calls to action have been made to address this issue, including the creation of effective surveillance and research systems across South Asia. These efforts include collaboration within India at the local, regional, and national levels to support these initiatives. In addition to these efforts, it is critical to assess and strengthen medical training in NCDs. This can be done by providing clinicians with curriculum development tools to augment their clinical skills, as well as enabling them to advocate and role model as educators. The authors provide recommendations on how clinicians can address the threat of NCDs as educators, role models and advocates for improved pediatric NCD training.