Dr. John Norcini
The case for national assessment programs: A relationship with quality of care
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Lunch will be served at DHCC)
- DHCC 2267
- IRC 305
- CSB V2-220
- PHRM 3321
- MSB 107
- RJH CA 120
- KGH CAC 237
- NHSC 9-374
- Surrey Central City (Manning Room 4109)
National assessment programs are of growing importance around the world; however, they remain controversial and there is considerable skepticism that they are effective tools for screening healthcare providers. This talk will describe some of the challenges in conducting research that seeks to address this issue. It will also present some of the evidence suggesting that such programs are actually associated with better patient outcomes and are needed throughout the careers of healthcare providers.
Dr. John Norcini, PhD, has been the President and CEO of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®) since its inception. FAIMER is a non-profit committed to improving world health and it has an active research program in international health professions education, physician migration, and the contributions of international medical graduates to the US healthcare system. Prior to FAIMER, Dr. Norcini held a number of senior positions at the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Norcini has published extensively, lectured and taught in many countries, and is on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals in health professions education. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) and the Academy of Medical Educators (UK). He has received numerous awards including the Karolinska Prize for Research in Medical Education.
As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits. This program is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 1.5 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.