Welcome back from the long, hot summer. We apologize for the delay in publishing this Fall issue and will be back to our normal, quarterly schedule this Winter.
Here are some highlights from this issue. We begin the issue with our International CME/CPD Update with a summary report of a unique workshop presented by Helena Filipe and Mila Kostic during the annual AMEE international conference this past September in Lyon. The workshop focused on the value of weaving professional networking, potentially enhanced by technology, and creating structured conversations at the workplace as pathways to develop professional development opportunities and creating value to the organization.Read More
Health professionals in rural settings treat a wide variety of medical conditions requiring a large breadth of knowledge to manage this clinical practice. This manuscript uses mixed methods (interviews, focus groups, observation and questionnaires) to identify barriers and challenges to CPD in rural settings.Read More
SACME Phil R. Manning Research Award: The Society for Continuing Medical Education (SACME) is announcing the call for proposals for the Phil R. Manning Research Award in Continuing Professional Development. Funding up to $50,000 (USD) is available over two years for projects that support scientific research for the advancement of any of the following fieldsRead More
On August 23, the Department of Veterans Affairs published a proposed rule entitled Health Care Professionals Practicing via Telehealth to update VA regulations regarding, among other items, practice standards for VA professionals. The proposed rule also clarifies licensure requirements for the practice of telehealth by trainees and postgraduate employees. As noted in the proposed rule, the FSMB and several state medical boards have stated the importance of requiring trainees to have a full and unrestricted license to practice without supervisionRead More
Technology helps us improve our lives. It allows us to do things we have already been doing – but better, faster, and differently. The number of tools we can use to enhance CME/CPD activities is growing. They come in various shapes and formats. They are usually grouped in packages that allow comprehensive learning delivery.Read More
Dr. Deep-Mind Will See You Now: Challenging Clinician-Educators to Create New Roles for a Digital World
In this first column, I wish to challenge CPD educators and innovators to think about creating new roles. What will medicine and health professions education look like in the next 15 years? What skills will we need to keep on top of ever-evolving technology and engage our students?
Given the massive shift toward fields of virtual/augmented reality, data analytics and artificial intelligence, the roles of clinician-educators are changing.Read More
In CPD, learning objectives are provided to participants so that they know what they will learn in an educational activity. While it is tempting to list a series of topics that a speaker should cover, worthy learning objectives must be learner-focused, and not speaker-focused. With this focus in mind, learning objectives also need several elements to make a strong and worthy learning objectiveRead More
Meaningful learning fits around work. Beyond considering corporate learning as a destination, professional development should incorporate opportunities that naturally and contextually meet the workforce learning needs within a practice setting. Bersin acknowledges the need to shift from “instructional design” to “experience design”Read More