Patient Safety for Medical Educators: Essential Concepts and Implementation

Date:                    Sunday 25th August

Half Day:              1330-1630

Level:                    Introductory


  1. Trudie Roberts, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, UK
  2. Robin Newton, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), USA
  3. Kevin Weiss, ACGME, USA
  4. Robin Wagner, ACGME, USA
  5. M. Sofia Macedo, Saudi Patient Safety Center, Saudi Arabia

Summary of theme and why it is important:  The World Health Organization has recognized patient safety as a major international public health concern and developed an international patient safety curriculum. There are many challenges to implementing patient safety education for physicians in training. Medical educators in this capacity need the skills to both teach, and to assess learner competency in this area as well as serve as role models for applying these skills in the context of delivering patient care. Equipping educators with the knowledge and tools to design and deliver this training --in a manner that supports a just, non-punitive culture-- will promote a future generation of physicians that will engage in patient safety throughout their careers, toward the ultimate goal of optimizing patient care. Medical educators are aware of the importance of this area.

Who should participate in the Pre-Conference Workshop?  Medical educators—faculty and program directors --of undergraduate and post-graduate students, residents, and fellows who wish to develop and implement an entry-level curriculum for teaching and assessing learning in patient safety.

What will they gain from participating?  This workshop will give medical educators knowledge and tools to conceptualize, develop, and implement an entry-level curriculum in patient safety in the context of the clinical learning environment. In an interactive format, the workshop will address the following:

  • Key concepts in patient safety for medical educators
  • Essential components of a medical education curriculum in patient safety
  • Teaching patient safety in medical education
  • Assessing learning in patient safety in medical education
  • Role of the clinical learning environment in establishing and sustaining medical education activities in patient safety

Cost: Euros 90 (includes coffee)

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-conference Workshop participants must also register for AMEE 2019 and pay the conference fee.


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