The Pulse of ACC
The Changing Paradigm of Medical Education
While the digital era has proved to be a disruptive force in medical education, digital content is most valuable to the learner when utilized in synergy with the traditional curriculum," write Thomas Das, MD, Gurleen Kaur, MD, et al., in a recent viewpoint published in JACC: Advances. Das, Kaur and colleagues highlight ACC.22 in Washington, DC, this past April as an example of a successful hybrid model that could serve clinicians well into the future.
The piece, which addresses the new paradigm for medical education in the digital era, highlights the benefits to the modern learner of moving toward a hybrid model of education that builds on the strengths of both traditional synchronous learning and newer digital asynchronous methods of information acquisition. "A traditional approach to information delivery can encourage dialogue and foster a sense of community," the authors write. "However, digital modalities of information acquisition, which are often asynchronous and learner-driven, create opportunities for augmenting the shared knowledge base offered by traditional curricula."
They note that ACC.22's success in blending traditional and digital learning to meet the various needs of learners could be the first of many hybrid events "wherein the opportunities of the digital era are blended into and throughout the traditional curriculum to create a truly transformative modern learning environment."
Visit ACC.org/Education for a complete list of live and virtual education events that leverage the best of both learning types. Recent live courses addressing hot topics like precision medicine and sports cardiology are still available for on-demand registration and viewing, while upcoming courses like the popular New York Cardiovascular Summit will be open soon for registration. Plans for ACC.23 Together With the World Congress of Cardiology next March in New Orleans are also well underway, with the call for abstracts slated for next month and registration expected to open shortly after.
Additionally, the College's range of podcasts from Eagle's Eye View to JACC Journals, as well as a library of free online courses on focused clinical topics like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and aortic stenosis, provide opportunities to supplement knowledge and stay on top of the latest science and innovations. Find all of the ACC's online courses at ACC.org/OnlineCourses and easily access podcasts at ACC.org/Podcasts.
Call For Submissions: Seeking Accreditation Quality Initiative Proposals
Accepted projects will be determined by the ACC Accreditation Foundation Committee and may vary from year to year. In general, proposed projects will be expected to be completed within 12 months of award notification, unless otherwise explicitly stated in the posted request for proposals.
Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 29. All proposals must be submitted through the official submission site in order to be considered. Click here for more information on the call for submissions and access to the submission site.
ACC's Accreditation Services Foundation Committee has long provided funding support for cardiovascular performance improvement initiatives by U.S.-based health care organizations. The 2022 submission period is now open, with the Committee seeking proposals highlighting the importance of ACC Accreditation Services in supporting a facility's overall clinical practice and quality improvement goals.
Submitted proposals need to focus on one or more of the following objectives:
- Contribute to the evidence base for accreditation
- Develop or evaluate cardiovascular QI or PI that strengthens the accreditation process
- Provide opportunities for education that support quality or performance improvement projects
- Improve EMS systems of care in collaboration with community hospitals providing accreditation services
- Provide public health education to improve community measures/outcomes related to early recognition of heart attack symptoms and appropriate action steps
Examples of projects included those that:
- Support scholarly or creative work that furthers the principles of quality cardiovascular patient care using ACC Accreditation data
- Convene educational symposia
- Sponsor lecturess
- Advance cardiovascular care
- Establish heart safe communities as a means to promote Early Heart Attack Care
- Fund low performing hospitals and or critical access hospitals that seek ACC Accreditation
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