MedEdPublish (2019-03-01)

Concluding Commentary: A Call for evidence in CPD and Lifelong Learning

  • Helena Filipe,
  • Samar Aboulsoud

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 8, no. 1


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The AMEE CPD Committee was invited to oversee the launch of the first themed edition of MedEdPublish on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for 2019's first quarter and sent a call for papers on evidence-based discussion on CPD and lifelong learning. The main aim was to highlight research and work supporting healthcare professions continuing education and professional development. A collection of seventeen manuscripts of various types such as "New Education Method and Tools", "Research Article", "Case Study", "Practical Tips or Guidelines", "Report of Meeting or Workshop" and "Commentary" were published. The articles portray fundamental good CPD practices encompassing the array of professional competencies needed to provide high quality healthcare. The manuscripts cover various CPD subthemes among which, mentorship and feedback, interactive learning, learning communities and applied technology, interprofessional education, evaluation and assessment, research in CPD, CPD frameworks, patient safety and quality improvement. They also embrace various perspectives and cultural diversity with the deemed adjustments to the regional healthcare teams' needs. The role and responsibilities of CPD educators are emboldened. This edition was a platform to welcome and discuss CPD under various perspectives among the global CPD community.