Drs. Claudia Ruitenberg, Laura Nimmon, Maria Hubinette, Anneke van Enk & Glenn Regehr
“Everybody is an Expert”: Medical authority in the age of crowdsourcing/networks
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- formal presentations and discussion from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, ongoing moderated discussion 1:00pm – 1:30pm
- feel free to bring a bagged lunch
- LSC 1312
- DHCC 2263
- MSB 131
- RJH CA 011
- KGH CAC 237
- NHSC 9-374
The CanMEDS model identifies the medical expert as the central role of the physician. But the authority of medical expertise is being contested in an age where people have access to more and different sources of information than ever before. Medical education should, therefore, examine the very thing it ostensibly imparts and authorizes: medical expertise. While both the RCPSC and the CFPC describe the medical expert by a set of competencies, Drs. Claudia Ruitenberg, Laura Nimmon, Maria Hubinette and Anneke van Enk will each present their alternative understandings of expertise.
The objectives are:
1. To explore how medical authority is evolving in the age of information networks. How do we understand what medical authority is, where it resides, and whether it resides anywhere at all?
2. To examine what does it mean to educate physicians who will not be the sole source of medical expertise, but who must still be able to participate productively in networks of medical knowledge and patient care.
As moderator, Glenn Regehr will address the utility and limitations of the concept of expertise in rendering physicians (and other medical practitioners) accountable. This will illuminate tensions in developing expertise in medical trainees, while simultaneously conveying to them that their expertise will not be at the centre of, but part of a larger health network.
The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 1.0 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.