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 report called for competency-based curricula, creative use of information technology, transformative learning, and inter-professional teamwork, as well as a systems approach to institutional reforms.
For the following two 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.
This website will promote dialogue on future visions of reform in health professional education. It will continue to report on news, views and activities of the Lancet Commission, broadening its scope to include allied activities on educating health professionals for the 21st century.
We will invite Commissioners and guests to communicate about reforms in which they are participating, to share insights, and to spark discussion. We welcome your feedback, suggestions and information on forthcoming events you would like to share with other readers.