Journal: Medical Education Author: Brouwer, E. Publication Date: Oct 2020 Volume Number: Epub ahead Issue: of print

Internationalization in medical education is a broad term with multiple appearances and is not seldomly presented as a goal in itself. In global university rankings, internationalization is often a key pillar, driving efforts to recruit more international faculty and students, and initiate more international collaborations. Yet, what problems does internationalization fix in medical education? Or does it perhaps create more problems than it solves? This special issue on solutionism encourages us to question the status quo and carefully analyse the complexity of problems to ensure beneficial and appropriate outcomes of proposed interventions. We take up this challenge reflecting on themes around internationalization in medical education.
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