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In a world that is constantly changing, so must our education systems. Harvard Dean Julio Frenk, in a 50-minute video, summarizes the report’s finding and recommendations. 

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An independent commission of 20 academic leaders from around the world recommended comprehensive reform in the training of healthcare professionals, in a major report published in The Lancet on 4 December 2010. The reportcalled for competency-based curricula, creative use of information technology, transformative learning, and inter-professional teamwork, as well as a systems approach to institutional reforms.

In the following four years, a follow-up dissemination and advocacy initiative was coordinated by the Commission’s co-chairs — Dean Julio Frenk of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Lincoln Chen, president of the China Medical Board.

As of July 2014 we will no longer be updating this website. There is now real momentum globally as nations begin serious efforts at reforming professional health education as a critical part of achieving health equity.

Information about some of these initiatives can be found at: