Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center
The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.
Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)
“Continuing Education and Improvement” is defined by the continuing education community as a set of activities and programs conceived and directed by the AAMC, enabling the achievement of an effective, quality-driven, integrated presence for continuing professional development in academic medical centers and health systems. CEI is supported by a team at the AAMC that manages, coordinates, and staffs these activities and programs.
This site attempts to guide academic continuing medical education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CE from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods with quality and performance improvement (QI/PI) principles to close the clinical care gap.
2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report
2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report Now Available
The seventh biennial report of the AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey outlines consistent evidence of the integration of CME/CPD into the function and mission of academic medical centers/academic health systems; a clear movement to develop innovation and scholarship in educational design and methods of delivery of continuing education and professional development to the health professional population; and highlights efforts measuring the impact of actions, programs, and activities on learner competence, performance, and healthcare outcomes.
The report provides benchmarking and comparisons of the influence and effect of CME/CPD unit activities and interaction with academic institutions and groups, designed to be shared with academic leaders, policymakers, regulators, and others, to assist in decision making at local, state, national, and international levels to illustrate these relationships and promote the needs and goals of the CME/CPD unit. The report also allows for comparison and reflection on individual institutional goals, directions, methods, and standards in CME/CPD.
For a high-level view of the results, the 2015 AAMC/SACME Harrison Survey Executive Summary is also available.
This Week on the Web
News and Updates
Improvement from Within: The C-Suite’s Nimble New Partner Is CME, American Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Forum archived webinar featuring the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
By the Team for the Team: Evolving Interprofessional Continuing Education for Optimal Patient Care – Report from the 2016 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit includes best practices, challenges, case examples, key recommendations, and data about the value and impact of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) and shows how IPCE contributes to improving healthcare team collaboration and patient care. A series of videos to accompany the report are found on the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education website.
As a Critical Behavior to Improve Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care: Speaking Up! – BioMed Central Safety in Health
● For U.S. Researchers
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)—Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 12 for award grants which help emerging independent health services research investigators prepare for careers focusing on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity and effectiveness of health care. Application due dates are Feb. 12 and June 12, 2017.
Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017—The Macy Faculty Scholars Programis designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities.
● For Canadian Researchers
ResearchNet —Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Opportunities
Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight
Feb. 28, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET—Addressing the Cost and Process of Implementing Medical Education Innovations, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs (GBA) and Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Emerging Issues Webinar. This webinar will introduce a resource—Business Model Canvas—modified for medical educators, to help them to make their case to fund their innovation.
Innovations in Medical Education (IME) Conference 2017: Transforming Health Professions Education Through Innovation, Department of Medical Education and the Office of Continuing Medical Education Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Feb. 24-25, 2017, Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, Los Angeles, Calif.
The Val "U" in Medical Education across the Continuum—AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)/Western Group on Student Affairs (WGSA)/Western Organization of Student Representatives (WOSR) 2017 Regional Spring Meeting, hosted by the University of Utah, Feb. 26-28, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah
Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA), Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Feb. 26-28, 2017
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Publications and Reports
What's New in the Literature
- The Causes of Errors in Clinical Reasoning: Cognitive Biases, Knowledge Deficits, and Dual Process Thinking - Norman GR, et al. Acad Med. 2017 Jan;92(1):23-30.
- Engaging Learners in Health System Quality Improvement Efforts - Johl K, Grigsby RK. Acad Med. 2017 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]
- A "Resident-as-Teacher" Curriculum Using a Flipped Classroom Approach: Can a Model Designed for Efficiency Also Be Effective? - Chokshi BD, et al. Acad Med. 2016 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print]
- Faculty-Resident "Co-learning": A Longitudinal Exploration of an Innovative Model for Faculty Development in Quality Improvement – Wong BM, et al. Acad Med. 2016 Dec 13.
- Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Physicians: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis - Panagioti M, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Dec 5.
- Faculty and Second-year Medical Student Perceptions of Active Learning in an Integrated Curriculum - Tsang A, Harris DM. Adv Physiol Educ. 2016 Dec;40(4):446-453.
- Creating a Cadre of Fellowship-Trained Medical Educators, Part II: A Formal Needs Assessment to Structure Postgraduate Fellowships in Medical Education Scholarship and Leadership - Jordan J, et al. Acad Med. 2016 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]
- Interprofessional Team Training at the Prelicensure Level: A Review of the Literature - Nelson S, et al. Acad Med. 2016 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]
- Using Program Evaluation to Support Knowledge Translation in an Interprofessional Primary Care Team: A Case Study - Donnelly C, et al. BMC Fam Pract. 2016 Oct 6;17(1):142.
- How Best to Structure Interdisciplinary Primary Care Teams: The Study Protocol for a Systematic Review With Narrative Framework Synthesis - Wranik WD, et al. Syst Rev. 2016 Oct 4;5(1):170.