A new book on transforming medical education in the developing and developed worlds—written by George R. Lueddeke, an Educational Consultant in Higher and Medical Education in the U.K and Canada—was published in April 2012. In the book, Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century: Megatrends, Priorities and Change, Dr. Lueddeke identifies key drivers of change. He examines national and international medical education priorities, suggests practical educational development and change management strategies to translate reforms into reality, and reviews the role of the medical profession.
In reviewing and “wholeheartedly” recommending the book, Peter Sharp, CEO of the UK Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI), an authority on workforce planning and development, called it “an authoritative and persuasive rallying call to everyone involved in healthcare education, training, and service provision to engage in a mature debate and focus on the needs of people rather than professions.”
In the book, Dr. Lueddeke draws on key international and national reports—including The Lancet Commission report, “Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World”— and input from leading healthcare practitioners and educators worldwide. Included are commentaries by some of the Commissioners who produced The Lancet report, including Lord Nigel Crisp, House of Lords, London, United Kingdom; Professor Patricia J. Garcia, Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru; and Professor Afaf I. Meleis, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States.
Peter Sharp mentions in his review the current systemic failures cited in the Lancet Commission report, and concludes by quoting from Dr. Lueddeke's book: “The bottom line of this book is that while national reports have called for vast improvements in medical education, international reports have gone further, seeking radical transformation of how all healthcare professionals in both developing and developed countries are educated and trained.” The reviewer agrees with Dr. Lueddeke that “our future will undoubtedly depend on the collective wisdom and political will of informed planners making the right choices through the 21st century.”
See the complete review here.
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