It’s been two years since the Commission report was published in The Lancet and we are extremely gratified by how its messages and recommendations for reforming health professional education are spreading worldwide. There are now countries on every continent that have initiated reform activities or are strategizing how to adapt report findings to their local context.
The past few months have been particularly productive for our partners, whose initiatives added significantly to the momentum of reform: the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, headed by Dr. Patrick Kelley, and the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP), a global network of 71 national medical and science academies, headed by Dr. Bernie Jones.
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is holding a webcast on 10 December 2012 to delve more deeply into a discussion on monitoring and evaluation and medical education from 9 -10 a.m. EST.
MEPI is a U.S. government-sponsored initiative that has granted five-year awards to 13 medical schools in 12 African countries for medical education and locally-relevant research capacity-building. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is being increasingly required by donors, governments and funders as a key component of documenting the progress of a given program.
Register for Webcast: IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Workshop Nov. 29-30
The U.S. Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education will webcast part two of their workshop on “Educating for Practice: Improving Health by Linking Education to Practice using Interprofessional Education (IPE)” on November 29 and 30, 2012.
The aim of the workshop is to learn how to improve health from interprofessional models across the continuum of education to practice.
More than 500 attendees convened at the sixth annual All Together Better Health conference on “Diversity and Quality in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice” at Kobe Gakuin Unviersity 5-8 October 2012 in Kobe, Japan. The All Together Better Health conferences are international interprofessional education and collaborative practice symposia supported by InterEd, the international association for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.
Inroads continue to be made in turning discussion into concrete actions to reform the education of healthcare professional around the world.
Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Bernie Jones, Dr. Jo Ivey Bouford and Prof. Lai-Meng Looi, the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) is making great headway, most notably in Africa. Member academies have held workshops to discuss the Lancet Commission report findings and their local relevancy in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. The Nigerian Academy of Science is convening a breakout group to share what these countries are planning with other African academies gathering in Lagos, Nigeria for the 8th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies next month.