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