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MANUSCRIPT: Medical Education and Professional Training— Changing the Trajectory

At least 15 reports have called for change in medical
education in the last decade ending 2010. The problems
facing medical education have been thoroughly elucidated.
There is remarkable congruence in the recommendations
of these reports. There reports have called for changes
in terms of integrating the educational continuum, need
for evaluation and research, new methods of fi nancing,
leadership importance, social accountability, use of
technology, alignment with healthcare delivery and sets
directions for the healthcare workforce reinforcing the
recommendations of CanMEDS, GMC(UK), ACGME/
ABMS and IOM highlighted earlier

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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