This website is a result of the output of the National Alliance for Physician Competence Summit was held on February 22-24, 2009 in Orlando, FL.
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?
This Summit, the seventh in the series, built upon work begun in the previous Summit. In the previous Summit the participants developed a shift document which articulates the shifting paradigm of physician competence. Between Summits a working group started to explain the shifts by adding a paragraph or two description to each one. In Summit VII a number of small groups used those draft definitions as a starting point and iterated them while also identifying strategic opportunities to move these shifts along. At the same time, several additional groups began to define a culture of continuous learning and improvement and a couple additional groups began identifying strategic objectives for the Alliance (based on the participant agreement developed in the previous Summit).
In the second round of work on Monday, a small group updated the GGMP-USA preamble and removed the need for sidebar comments. The group decided to make GMP-USA available for continual input and suggested opening up the ability to provide comments from readers and users on the gmpusa.org web site. Further dissemination of the document to other stakeholders is encouraged by the group.
Following the Summit a small group will continue to develop the shift document for publication.
Strategic priorities were developed for the Alliance and the need for staff support between Summits was identified as being critically important to move the work of the Alliance along between Summits.
On the last day of the Summit several groups began discussions about aligning certain parts of what we've been calling the continuum of competence. One group began discussion about aligning CME and Performance Improvement efforts. Another group began the discussion about aligning the ABMS Maintenance of Competence process with the FSMB Maintenance of Licensure process (under development).
At the end of the Summit the group decided to have a small group revisit the business plan developed several years ago and update that for dissemination to participants by April 16, 2009. The business plan will also include the updated participant agreement, a pro-forma of uses of funds to date and a request for support in dollars or in-kind.
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