Major Challenges that Confront Medical Education (including CME) over the Next Decade

January 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm 1 comment

Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP

KevinMD.com. Medical Weblog, January 19, 2010

Steven Weinberger, Deputy Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Medical Education and Publishing, of the American College of Physicians, offers a thoughtful reflection on major challenges facing medical education including some for CME. Read More

Several of his observations raise some interesting questions for CME. For example, what role would CME have if medicine were to focus on disease prevention and wellness rather than  primarly on the diagnosis and treatment of disease? As medicine increasingly becomes team oriented, what role will CME have in  providing training for physicians to  work effectively “as both a member and a leader of health care teams designed to provide high quality, patient-centered care”? What is CME’s  role in teaching physicians how to measure and improve their quality of care – things like systems based practice and practice-based learning and improvement?

This is worth a read and some thinking about the implications of these challenges  for our part of the continuum of medical education and quality patient care.

If we were to develop a list of the 10 Challenges facing CME, what we would include beyond the issue of funding and pharma involvement? I’d be interested in your thoughts.

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Entry filed under: CME, CME Issues, Continuing Medical Education, Improvement, Physician Continuing Education. Tags: .

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  • 1. Floyd Pennington  |  April 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Conducting a “thorough” needs assessment is a core challenge. Few CME providers have adequate resources to do this effectively. Realize we have to consider contextual/systems issues as well as key characteristics (including the learning needs), of the target audience that may be contributing to the performance issues of concern.

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