[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In 2003, the University of Hawai'i Department of Family Medicine and Community Health entered a 4-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to establish the "Pacific Association for Clinical Training" (PACT). PACT's goal is to develop effective distance education methods to improve the education and skills of healthcare professionals in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island nations. To determine the situation existing in 2004, one of PACT's first projects was to perform site visits to each jurisdiction, conducting needs assessments through interviews with key health care professionals, hospital administrators, and government officials. This article highlights findings of PACT's assessment of Republic of the Marshall Islands. Meant to establish a baseline for future reference, all data are those collected in 2004/2005 and have not been updated.
Pacific health dialog: a publication of the Pacific Basin Officers Training Program and the Fiji School of Medicine 03/2007; 14(1):81-8.