News and Commentary New Issue Brief on Expanding the Curriculum Content for Health Professional Education

We are pleased to share with you our latest issue brief on providing new-curriculum-content for health professionals, one of five areas where we focus our grantmaking.

The demands on healthcare providers are shifting rapidly. Consequently, students and trainees require the skills and knowledge that are critical to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. The brief describes how medical, nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions schools are expanding their curricula to include courses on patient safety, quality improvement, professionalism, population health, health economics, and more.

We hope this resource helps guide your own efforts. Please feel free to share it with colleagues throughout your institution or externally, disseminate at meetings, or post on your website.

Stay tuned for our third issue brief to be released this spring.

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