Envisioning the Future of Health Professional Education: Workshop Summary


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In 2009, 20 experts from around the globe gathered to create a roadmap for transforming health professional education for advancing health. Their ideas were captured in the Lancet Commission report on health professions education for the 21st century. This report drove the establishment of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. On April 23–24, 2015, members of the Global Forum came together at a workshop focusing on envisioning the future of health professional education in light of the Lancet Commission Report. The workshop aimed to explore the implications that shifts in health, policy, and the health care industry could have on HPE and workforce learning; to identify learning platforms that could facilitate effective knowledge transfer with improved quality and efficiency; and to discuss opportunities for building a global health workforce that understands the role of culture and health literacy in perceptions and approaches to health and disease. This document summarizes the workshop.