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Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs.  The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.

Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

Theme: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork, New Models for Clinical Education

Institution: Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Grant Type: Board Grant

Award Amount: $225,000

Grant Awarded: October 2011

Principal Investigator: Patrick W. Kelley, MD, DrPH

This grant will support the establishment of the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. This forum will convene stakeholders to illuminate contemporary issues in health professional education and support the incubation and evaluation of new ideas.

Taking inspiration from the RWJ-IOM Future of Nursing report and the Lancet Commission report, the Forum will apply an ongoing, multi-national, multi-disciplinary approach to illuminating promising innovations for achieving reforms in the instructional and institutional spheres. The members of the forum will be drawn from US and foreign government agencies and programs; leaders of US and foreign professional associations; foundations with a stake in health and higher education; WHO, UNESCO; medical, dental, pharmacy, and public health schools; relevant researchers; nursing, medical, dental, and public health student leaders; industry stakeholders; and include representatives from each major region of the world. 

The Forum plans initially to sponsor two to three major workshops per year, addressing a myriad of topics, ranging from innovative educational models for developing health professional leadership in the 21st century to health professions student admission criteria for 21st century practice.

You can learn more about the Forum on the IOM website.