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What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Health Professionals About Continuing Professional Development.
Acad Med. 2021 Jul 20 [Online ahead of print]AM

Abstract

The world's health care providers have realized that being agile in their thinking and growth in times of rapid change is paramount and that continuing education can be a key facet of the future of health care. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, educators at academic health sciences centers are faced with a crucial question: How can continuing professional development (CPD) within teams and health systems be improved so that health care providers will be ready for the next disruption? How can new information about the next disruption be collected and disseminated so that interprofessional teams will be able to effectively and efficiently manage a new disease, new information, or new procedures and keep themselves safe? Unlike undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate education, CPD does not have an identified educational home and has had uneven and limited innovation during the pandemic. In this commentary, the authors explore the barriers to change in this sector and propose 4 principles that may serve to guide a way forward: identifying a home for interprofessional continuing education at academic health centers, improving workplace-based learning, enhancing assessment for individuals within health care teams, and creating a culture of continuous learning that promotes the health of the population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

D. Sklar is professor of emergency medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, professor, Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions, Phoenix, Arizona, and professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona; ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4705-7904. Y.Yilmaz is a postdoctoral fellow, McMaster Education Research, Innovation, and Theory (MERIT) and Continuing Professional Development Office, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and a researcher-lecturer, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey; ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4378-4418. T.M. Chan is assistant dean, Program for Faculty Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, and associate professor, Divisions of Education and Innovation and Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, program director, Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competence Diploma Program, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and adjunct scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation, and Theory (MERIT), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6104-462X.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34292194

Citation

Sklar, David, et al. "What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Health Professionals About Continuing Professional Development." Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2021.
Sklar D, Yilmaz Y, Chan TM. What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Health Professionals About Continuing Professional Development. Acad Med. 2021.
Sklar, D., Yilmaz, Y., & Chan, T. M. (2021). What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Health Professionals About Continuing Professional Development. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000004245
Sklar D, Yilmaz Y, Chan TM. What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Health Professionals About Continuing Professional Development. Acad Med. 2021 Jul 20; PubMed PMID: 34292194.
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