20/20 Vision: I Can See PD Clearly Now! What's your plan to make that same-old every-year program more attractive, more effective, more patient-centered?
February 12, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM CT
Dave Davis, MD, FSACME
Senior Advisor, Visiting Professor, Medical Education
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE
Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
Ginny Jacobs, MEd, MLS, CHCP, FSACME
Director, Strategy & Performance
Facilitator: Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP
Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education
Summary: With each New Year comes a new beginning….and typically there are promises and resolutions that suggest THIS will be the year of significant improvement and change. This interactive Virtual Journal Club session is designed to help us take a moment to reflect on our critical roles as change agents in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) space as we launch into the new year.
As we head into a new year, many questions deserve renewed attention:
- What are your goals for the upcoming year in terms of your CPD program?
- What specific plans have you made to ensure your program is more attractive, more effective, more patient-centered?
- What are the necessary changes required to achieve the goals that are set for your program?
- Have you been able to convince the key stakeholders within your organization of the value of CPD?
- Have you mapped out a strategic plan to ensure your CPD initiatives are aligned with your organizational imperatives or priorities?
- Where are you going with your CPD program, what metrics are in place to track your progress, and how will you know when “you have arrived?”
Reflecting on the content from Chapter 4: Designing and Delivering Effective Continuing Medical Education of the Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care, our presenters/facilitators will highlight the shifts that are continuing in CPD and discuss the critical planning elements that guide our efforts.
Nearly half of us make New Year’s resolutions, but less than 10 percent of us actually keep them. What can we do to ensure we are raising the bar on our CPD planning and assessment processes and implementing and reinforcing the changes that are needed within our field? The New Year (2020) presents us with a world of great opportunity and promise…. Is our vision clear and are we taking the steps necessary to head for the best year yet?
Suggested Reading: Jacobs-Halsey G, Davis DA. Designing and Delivering Effective Continuing Education Activities in Rayburn WF, Turco MG, Davis DA (eds.). Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer, 2018, pp 49-65.