In recent years, there have been exciting changes in the expectations of medical training and education. Federal research, reports from medical insurance providers, and general public opinion of the national health care system have revealed inadequacies in patient care, and these findings have fueled a demand for change in the medical education system.
Organizations such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) have taken a stand and called on medical education providers to step up to the challenge. No longer is it sufficient for health care providers to be competent and knowledgeable in their area of expertise, but they also must be able to navigate complex information systems, run an efficient practice, and be able to demonstrate that treatment plans result in improved patient care. For many practicing physicians, meeting today's standards can be overwhelming and it is within the scope of Continuing Medical Education that physicians expect to find the knowledge and tools needed to implement quality improvement initiatives.
For a Continuing Medical Education program to fulfill the needs of contemporary physicians, it must provide information that is evidence-based, but it must also educate the physician in ways to better treat the whole patient. Simulation and group activities develop communication, team management, and interpersonal skills. Discussions on ethics and public health policy challenge core values and attitudes. Training on measurement tools, such as surveys, self-assessment, and peer audits enable the valuation and tracking of post outcome measurements.
At the MW Institute, we are committed to the development of Continuing Medical Education programs that align with the re-licensure process, meet evolving educational requirements and fulfill the needs of today's health care providers. We collaborate with organizations to improve and restructure existing Continuing Medical Education programs, or develop new programs to include fundamental, as well as innovative elements of quality improvement initiatives. We work with educators to modernize traditional teaching practices and incorporate progressive techniques and strategies proven effective for the adult learner. Also, we are sensitive to the stringent funding requirements of Continuing Medical Education programs and can research funding sources that will maintain the integrity of the program and overcome financial barriers to attendance.
Medical education is going through many changes, and the MW Institute is excited to be part of the transformation. Continuing Medical Education programs are growing and evolving. Physicians and other health care providers desire these programs, not only for re-licensure, but also to affect significant improvements in patient care. The MW Institute is proud to collaborate on programs that facilitate and result in these changes.
Contact the MW Institute today and let us help you develop a Continuing Medical Education program that supports quality improvement initiatives and meets the needs of today's health care provider.