Driving Change in Learner Engagement: A Transformation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
CMSS continues to be recognized as an essential organization for leadership development in research, medical education, and clinical practice.
CMSS’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Professional Peer Group members recognized the need to shift tactics in response to the global pandemic. CMSS worked closely with our member societies to pivot to virtual meetings to meet the educational needs of our community.
We also realized, early in the pandemic, that traditional approaches to medical education more broadly needed transforming, since hands-on, in-person learning was no longer possible.
The CPD PPG and our member societies leveraged the changing circumstances with innovative educational activities—adjusting formats, timing, and content to meet the needs of learners—and in doing so raised crucial questions:
• What impact did this disruptive innovation have on our learners and the future design of medical education?
• How might teaching and learning in the era of COVID-19 affect best practices, foster additional educational approaches, and even transform the way medical education, and especially continuing professional development, are delivered?
CMSS is leading a first-of-its-kind collaborative research effort to answer these and other questions that remain after the significant changes to medical education brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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