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Keynote Address: The Focus on Competencies and Individual Learner Assessment as Emerging Themes in Medical Education Research
Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
© 2012 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Academic Emergency Medicine
Special Issue: 2012 AEM Consensus Conference Special Issue: Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success. Guest Editors: John Burton, Terry Kowalenko, Richard Lammers
Volume 19, Issue 12, pages 1336–1343, December 2012
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ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2012; 19: 1336–1343 © 2012 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Editor's note: This article is based on the keynote address delivered to the Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference “Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success,” Chicago, IL, May 9, 2012.
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUL 2012
This article describes opportunities for scholarship in medical education, based on a brief overview of recent changes in medical education. The implications arising from these changes are discussed, with recommendations for focus, and suggestions and examples for making progress in this field. The author discusses 1) the historical context of the current shift toward competency-based medical education, 2) the potential contribution of social and behavioral sciences to medical education scholarship, 3) methods and approaches for supporting scholarship in medical education, and very briefly 4) trends in simulation. The author concludes with a call for quality in medical education scholarship and argues that the most promising and fruitful area of medical education scholarship for the future lies in the field of assessment of individual competence.