An ad hoc IOM committee is undertaking a review of issues in continuing education of health care professionals (in particular physicians and nurses) that are identified from the literature and from data-gathering meetings with involved parties. Based on this review, the committee is making recommendations for the establishment of a national inter-professional Continuing Education (CE) Institute to advance the science of CE by promoting the discovery and dissemination of more effective methods of educating health professionals over their professional lifetimes, by developing a research enterprise that encourages increased scientific study of CE, by developing mechanisms to assess research applications, by stimulating new approaches to both intra- and inter-professional CE, and by being independent and composed of individuals from the various health professions.
Committee members include such CME notables as Paul Mazmanian and Bob Fox. Project information
Read the ACCME’s Statement from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the Institute Of Medicine Committee on Continuing Medical Education, December 2008
See also Continuing Education in the Health Professions: Improving Healthcare Through Lifelong Learning (Macy Foundation); Hebert PC. The need for an Institute of Continuing Health Education [editorial]. CMAJ March 25 2008;178(7):805-806.
Filed under: Continuing Health Education