There have been significant developments in the healthcare delivery system over the past decade, particularly in the growth of outpatient surgery centres, specialty clinics, retail health clinics, and urgent care facilities. Healthcare is no longer limited to hospitals or primary care clinics. As a result, the role that physicians and other healthcare professionals play has also changed, encompassing patient care as well as convenience, flexibility, customer service, and collaboration.
How physicians and other healthcare providers are educated and trained, as well as the environments in which that education and training occurs, must advance as well. Through thought-leading design, medical schools have the unique opportunity to meet the needs of today’s medical students and more fully prepare them for their future healthcare careers.

The following are Windhoek Medical University’s five key design factors that can improve and influence medical education today for patient outcomes tomorrow in Namibia and SADC region.