Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

Type: Forum
Topics: Education, Global Health, Health Care Workforce
Board: Board on Global Health

Activity Description

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The Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education (Global Forum) is an ongoing, convening activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that brings together stakeholders from multiple nations and professions to network, discuss and illuminate issues within health professional education. Currently, there are 60 appointed members to the Forum who are academic experts and health professionals representing 19 different disciplines from 8 countries. Of these members, 47 are sponsors.

Since its inception in 2012, the Global Forum has used its guiding principles to direct much of the work of the Forum. These principles emphasize engaging students, being patient- and person-centered, and creating an environment of learning with and from partners outside of the United States. Members of the Forum gather twice a year to attend Forum-sponsored events that consider these principles during the agenda planning process. Topics for these activities are selected and developed by the Forum members themselves at separate meetings of the Forum.

As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).


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Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Activities:

Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Publications:


    Consensus Studies Supported by the Individual Sponsors of the Forum

    Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Perspectives
    Several members of the Global Forum have explored topics of interest in further detail through National Academy of Medicine Perspectives. These perspectives, either in the form of discussion papers or commentaries, are available on the National Academy of Medicine website. Click here to explore Perspectives of the Global Forum.


    Upcoming Meetings for this Activity

    Strengthening the Connection between Health Professions Education and Practice: A Joint Workshop

    November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    Open Meeting

    The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management: A Workshop

    December 4, 2018 - December 5, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Open Meeting

    Dissemination and Information Gathering Event on Provider Wellbeing and the Social Determinants

    January 11, 2019 (8:00 AM Pacific)

    Open Meeting

    Previous Meetings for this Activity

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