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Hey everyone!
We recently wrote an article in which we hope are the initial steps to
redefining what it means to be a physician in the 21st century beginning
with medical education.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-ansary/future-medical-education_b_2699375.html

The result is:
http://www.tomorrowsdoctor.org/

We need all of you to help to share your vision! Thanks!

 
Ankit Patel
Replied at 1:26 PM, 23 Feb 2013

Hello Ali,

Great piece ...thank you for sharing. Your suggestions regarding medical
education come at an appropriate time with the recent Flexener 2.0 plans
from a couple of years ago. It seems that medical education is in a time
of change moving from the cannonical "2+2" system and moving towards a more
flexible system allowing students to explore interests outside of
traditional medicine to help push the frontier of medicine.

Undergraduate medical education is an interesting midway where there is no
direct obligation to prepare for clinical care as that is increasingly
being pushed towards graduate medical education, yet is not as free as
undergraduate education where there is an even greater variability in
educational content and process.

I wonder as we are moving towards creative methods to educate future
physicians and foster their ability to innovate, do we have a
responsibility for us to protect and ensure the content of their medical
education. Currently, ACGME has 6 "core competencies" outlined for
graduate medical education across all specialties. Though these core
competencies may seem quite abstract, they provide a framework of what
needs to be accomplished during GME as well as informing individual
programs on what to concentrate on in developing their programs.

However, there are no universal core competencies for undergraduate medical
education. Until now, it may not have been necessary as the "2+2" system
was virtually universally adopted and student interest outside of the
traditional medicine discipline was explored independently. As schools are
experimenting with medical school curricula and there is increase interest
amongst students to delve into projects outside of medicine curricula, we
must find ways to ensure that fundamental medical education is provided to
all. In order to do so, a discussion on what a fundamental medical
education or what "core competencies" need to be attained during medical
education needs to be had.

By doing so, this would provide further confidence in medical schools to
explore ways to develop programs to foster student creativity-- with goal
of pushing the frontier of medicine.

Thoughts?

Cheers,
Ankit

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 8:04 PM, GHDonline (Ali Ansary) <
> wrote:

>
> Ali Ansary added a new discussion to the Young Professionals Chronic
> Disease Network community.
>
> Title: America's Healthcare Crisis: A Prescription for Breaking the Cycle
>
> Discussion contents:
> "Hey everyone!
> We recently wrote an article in which we hope are the initial steps to
> redefining what it means to be a physician in the 21st century beginning
> with medical education.
>
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-ansary/future-medical-education_b_2699375.html
>
> The result is:
> http://www.tomorrowsdoctor.org/
>
> We need all of you to help to share your vision! Thanks!"
>
> --
> View this post online:
> <
> http://www.ghdonline.org/yp-chronic/discussion/americas-healthcare-crisis-a-p...
> >
>
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Ankit B. Patel

Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program
Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering
1230 York Avenue, Box 218
New York, NY 10065

Phone #: (845)709-4976
Email:

Gloria Tavera
Replied at 1:34 PM, 23 Feb 2013

Hi Ankit,

CWRU School of Med has started along the lines of what I think you are
describing:

Under "Summative
ePortfolios"<http://casemed.case.edu/student_affairs/handbook/eval/2010.cfm>,
there are 9 core competencies that we are evaluated on during our first 2
years. This system is not perfect, and I'm sure CWRU is not alone in this
educational effort.

'Just thought I would share.

Gloria

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 1:26 PM, GHDonline (Ankit Patel) <
> wrote:

>
> Ankit Patel replied to the discussion "America's Healthcare Crisis: A
> Prescription for Breaking the Cycle" in the Young Professionals Chronic
> Disease Network community.
>
> Reply contents:
> "Hello Ali,
>
> Great piece ...thank you for sharing. Your suggestions regarding medical
> education come at an appropriate time with the recent Flexener 2.0 plans
> from a couple of years ago. It seems that medical education is in a time
> of change moving from the cannonical "2+2" system and moving towards a more
> flexible system allowing students to explore interests outside of
> traditional medicine to help push the frontier of medicine.
>
> Undergraduate medical education is an interesting midway where there is no
> direct obligation to prepare for clinical care as that is increasingly
> being pushed towards graduate medical education, yet is not as free as
> undergraduate education where there is an even greater variability in
> educational content and process.
>
> I wonder as we are moving towards creative methods to educate future
> physicians and foster their ability to innovate, do we have a
> responsibility for us to protect and ensure the content of their medical
> education. Currently, ACGME has 6 "core competencies" outlined for
> graduate medical education across all specialties. Though these core
> competencies may seem quite abstract, they provide a framework of what
> needs to be accomplished during GME as well as informing individual
> programs on what to concentrate on in developing their programs.
>
> However, there are no universal core competencies for undergraduate medical
> education. Until now, it may not have been necessary as the "2+2" system
> was virtually universally adopted and student interest outside of the
> traditional medicine discipline was explored independently. As schools are
> experimenting with medical school curricula and there is increase interest
> amongst students to delve into projects outside of medicine curricula, we
> must find ways to ensure that fundamental medical education is provided to
> all. In order to do so, a discussion on what a fundamental medical
> education or what "core competencies" need to be attained during medical
> education needs to be had.
>
> By doing so, this would provide further confidence in medical schools to
> explore ways to develop programs to foster student creativity-- with goal
> of pushing the frontier of medicine.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Cheers,
> Ankit
>
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 8:04 PM, GHDonline (Ali Ansary) <
> > wrote:
>
> >
> > Ali Ansary added a new discussion to the Young Professionals Chronic
> > Disease Network community.
> >
> > Title: America's Healthcare Crisis: A Prescription for Breaking the Cycle
> >
> > Discussion contents:
> > "Hey everyone!
> > We recently wrote an article in which we hope are the initial steps to
> > redefining what it means to be a physician in the 21st century beginning
> > with medical education.
> >
> >
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-ansary/future-medical-education_b_2699375.html
> >
> > The result is:
> > http://www.tomorrowsdoctor.org/
> >
> > We need all of you to help to share your vision! Thanks!"
> >
> > --
> > View this post online:
> > <
> >
> http://www.ghdonline.org/yp-chronic/discussion/americas-healthcare-crisis-a-p...
> > >
> >
> > Unsubscribe or change your email notification settings:
> > <http://www.ghdonline.org/users/ankit-patel/edit/>
> >
> > Contact the GHDonline team:
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> it
> > will be shared with all community members and posted as is. Files cannot
> be
> > added via email attachment and must be uploaded directly to GHDonline.
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>
>
>
> --
> Ankit B. Patel
>
> Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program
> Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering
> 1230 York Avenue, Box 218
> New York, NY 10065
>
> Phone #: (845)709-4976
> Email:
>
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--
Gloria Tavera
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow
Case Western Reserve University
MD-PhD Program, School of Medicine, T401
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 44106

407.625.2085

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