Realizing the vision of the Lancet Commission on Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century: Transforming medical education through the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium

Susan E. Skochelak, Kimberly D. Lomis, John S. Andrews, Maya M. Hammoud, George C. Mejicano, Julie Byerley

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Abstract

In the last two decades, prompted by the anticipated arrival of the 21st Century and on the centenary of the publication of the Flexner Report, many in medical education called for change to address the expanding chasm between the requirements of the health care system and the educational systems producing the health care workforce. Calls were uniform. Curricular content was missing. There was a mismatch in where people trained and where they were needed to practice, legacy approaches to pedagogical methods that needed to be challenged, an imbalance in diversity of trainees, and a lack of research on educational outcomes, resulting in a workforce that was described as ill-equipped to provide health care in the current and future environment. The Lancet Commission on Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century published a widely acclaimed report in 2010 that called for a complete and authoritative re-examination of health professional education. This paper describes the innovations of the American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium schools as they relate to the recommendations of the Lancet Commission. We outline the successes, challenges, and lessons learned in working to deeply reform medical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S6
JournalMedical Teacher
Volume43
Issue numberS2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flexner report
  • health care workforce
  • Medical education
  • medical education reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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