Workshop 1: Educating for Practice: Improving Health by Linking Education to Practice using IPE

When: August 29, 2012 - August 30, 2012 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (Keck 100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Education, Global Health, Health Care Workforce
Activity: Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education
Board: Board on Global Health

An ad hoc committee of 6-8 health professional education experts will plan, organize, and conduct a 2-day, interactive public workshop exploring issues related to innovations in health professions education (HPE).  Membership of the committee will involve educators and other innovators of curriculum development and pedagogy and will be drawn from at least four health disciplines. The workshop will follow a high level framework and serve to establish an orientation for the future work of the Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professional Education.  This public workshop will feature invited presentations and small group discussions that will focus on innovations in five areas of HPE:
• Curricular innovations - concentrates on WHAT is being taught to health professions' learners to meet evolving domestic and international needs;
• Pedagogic innovations - looks at HOW the information can be better taught to students and WHERE education can takes place;
• Cultural elements - addresses WHO is being taught by whom as a means of enhancing the effectiveness of the design, development and implementation of interprofessional HPE;
• Human Resources for Health - focuses on HOW capacity can be innovatively expanded to better ensure an adequate supply and mix of educated health workers based on local needs; and
• Metrics - addresses HOW one measures whether learner assessment and evaluation of educational impact and care delivery systems influence individual and population health.

Meeting Objectives:
• To engage in forward looking dialogue around the importance of aligning health professional education with the needs of clinical practice, consumers and the health care delivery system.
• To explore the opportunity for shared decision making, distributed leadership and team-based care, amongst other interprofessional education and practice innovations, to fundamentally change health professions curricula, pedagogy, culture, human resources, and assessment and evaluation metrics.
• To discuss how innovations in interprofessional education will impact patient and population health as identified through the “triple aim” of better health, higher quality and lower cost.

The committee planned and organized the workshop, selected and invited speakers and discussants, and moderated the discussions. The workshop was free and open to the public. Registration was required. PowerPoint presentations can be found in the link on the right side of this page.

To download the workshop summary for free, click here.

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