Editorial: A Global Platform for Innovations in Health Professions Education
Strengthening health systems and building capacity through effective workforce
development and health professional education are the cornerstones for
improving global health. Since the Lancet Commission’s 2010 landmark report1,
“Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen
health systems in an interdependent world,” there has been a groundswell of
excitement and activities among health professions educators to carry the
momentum forward. Notable major recommendations in the Commission’s report
validated the needs for a global outlook, alignment with healthcare delivery, an
inclusive multi-professional/trans-professional orientation, a systems-based
approach, and new instructional and institutional strategies. A broad receptivity
worldwide for such a paradigm-changing approach to health professions
education has been facilitated by general dissatisfaction with current healthcare
and education globally. There remains a chasm between skill sets needed for
providing high quality healthcare and the current fragmented and outdated
curricula of health professional education.
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