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Author Improving Genetics Education in Graduate and Continuing Health Professional Education (Workshop) (2014 : Washington, D.C.)

Title Improving genetics education in graduate and continuing health professional education : workshop summary / Adam C. Berger, Samuel G. Johnson, Sarah H. Beachy, Steve Olson, rapporteurs ; Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (120 pages)
Contents Introduction and themes of the workshop -- Myths and mistakes in graduate and continuing medical education -- Educational approaches -- Graduate health professional education and post-graduate training -- Continuing medical education -- Next steps to achieve effective genetics education for health professionals
Summary "Many health care providers do not have either the knowledge or the tools they need in order to apply genetic information in their day-to-day practices. This lack of support is contributing to a substantial delay in the translation of genetic research findings, when appropriate, into improvement in patient outcomes within the health care system. Although the need to improve genetics knowledge among health care providers is clear, the best approaches to educating health care providers in a way that produces meaningful changes in clinical practice are not, especially given the competing coursework and training needs that exist in today's increasingly complex health care settings. To examine the potential and the challenges of providing genetics education, the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health of the Institute of Medicine hosted a workshop on August 18, 2014. The workshop examined a variety of approaches that could improve the teaching of genetics in the graduate and continuing education of health professionals; these approaches included online and interactive instruction, just-in-time approaches, the development of clinical decision-support tools, and the incorporation of genetics requirements into licensing and accreditation. This report summarizes the presentations and discussion of the event"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from electronic title page (National Academies Press, viewed on April 23, 2015)
Subject Genetics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Congresses.
Medical care -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States -- Evaluation.
Genetics -- education.
Education, Medical, Continuing -- organization & administration.
Education, Medical, Graduate -- organization & administration.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Beachy, Sarah H., rapporteur
Berger, Adam C., rapporteur
Johnson, Samuel G., rapporteur
Olson, Steve, 1956- rapporteur
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health.
ISBN 0309316065 (electronic bk.)
9780309316064 (electronic bk.)