Final report of the FOPE II Education of the Pediatrician Workgroup.

R. L. Johnson, E. Charney, T. L. Cheng, D. Kittredge, L. F. Nazarian, R. W. Chesney, H. J. Mulvey, J. L. Simon, E. R. Alden

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This report from the FOPE II Education of the Pediatrician Workgroup assesses the current status and future trends of pediatric education. The attributes of each level of the education process (undergraduate, residency, fellowship, continuing medical education [CME]) are considered within the framework of lifelong learning. The pediatric education of nonpediatrician providers is carefully considered. The Workgroup proposes and describes a new model for pediatric education that encompasses educational needs assessment, curriculum development and outcomes evaluation. Particular attention is paid to CME, with a review of the strengths and problems of the current system. The proposal for improving CME in the 21st century highlights the need for each pediatrician to have a "CME home," and several models and scenarios are explored. Appendices summarize the results of several surveys conducted on behalf of the Workgroup, and list societal trends and advances in pediatric health care that will influence pediatric education in the future. Pediatrics 2000;106(suppl):1175-1198; pediatric education, educational needs assessment, curriculum development, outcomes evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1198
Number of pages24
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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