Much of the focus of CBME developments has regarded the needs of individual learners. This innovators panel shifts the focus on the question: How can programs better respond to the needs of society?
Dr. Daniel Schumacher (pediatrics, U of Cincinnati, OH, USA) will discuss the link between useful health care outcomes for patients and the assessment of medical residents: Do we assess what really matters to patients?
Dr. Carolin Sehlbach (Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands) will consider how we actually know what patients want from their doctors. Can we translate patients' perceptions and wishes into training and assessment?
Dr. Inge Pool (Isala Hospital, Zwolle, the Netherlands) will report on a Dutch nation-wide project to revamp nursing and allied health training with EPAs to create a more flexible workforce that responds better to both population health care needs and health worker career development needs. Can trans-disciplinary EPAs serve as better units of practice for different allied health specialties?
Dr. Olle ten Cate (University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands) will act as facilitator and discussant.