Welcome to the Summit VI Pre-event Web Site
This website has been set up as a resource for the upcoming National Alliance for Physician Competence Summit scheduled for July 7-9, 2008 in Baltimore, MD (this was previously known as the Physician Accountability for Physician Competence Summits).
As we move into the 6th Summit it is very important for all participants to recall and re-connect to the history of the conversations that have taken place in previous Summits.
The primary question behind each of the Summits held to-date is: How will the healthcare system determine, measure, evaluate, and assure the public of a physician’s competence through the course of his or her professional career?
The first Summit focused on developing scenarios for the future of medicine. One outcome of developing these scenarios was the clear need for collaboration among and between the education and regulatory communities. Summit II focused on the implications of the future scenarios on various stakeholder groups. One of the outcomes from this dialog was the value and importance of having a common language to help align initiatives focused on competence taking place throughout the House of Medicine. This lead to the development of what is now being called Good Medical Practice - USA. The outline and initial content for this document was started during Summit III with subsequent revisions and improvements taking place in Summit IV and Summit V.
Good Medical Practice - USA in its current form is a tool that can be used by Medical Schools, Residency Programs, Licensing and Certifying Boards as well as providers of Continuing Medical Education. The document will continue to evolve over time but for now each of these groups can use the document as a guide for evolving their programs and coordinating their practices. At some point in the future practicing physicians will be able to use this document as an aid for self-assessment and continuing improvement.
If there is a common language around competence it also makes sense to have a common way to share data. During Summit III participants began to envision the value of having a common platform for sharing data across the continuum of education, regulation, and practice. There are two conversations emerging around this. One is focused on what is being called an eFolio Framework and the other is focused on what is being called the Trusted Agent Hub.
Please review the information provided here to prepare yourself for the conversations that will be taking place during the next Summit.
We would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their contribution to making this conference a success:
- The Association of American Medical Colleges
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
- American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
- American Board of Medical Specialties
- American Medical Association
- American Osteopathic Association
- American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
- Association of American Medical Colleges
- Association for Hospital Medical Education
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association
- Christiana Care
- Council of Medical Specialty Societies
- Crozer-Keystone Health System
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
- The Federation of State Medical Boards
- Iowa Board of Medical Examiners
- Michigan Board of Medicine
- National Board of Medical Examiners
- National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
- Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Texas A&M Health Science Center