The 1st Annual Clinical Presentation Curriculum (CPC) Proceedings was held June 9 on the ATSU Mesa campus. The event was sponsored by the newly formed Clinical Presentation Curriculum – Learning, Education & Research Community (CLEAR). CLEAR is a group of medical educators interested in facilitating and implementing the clinical presentation-based medical education model.
“Given that many medical schools throughout the world have implemented or are considering implementing the CPC, we hosted what was (to our knowledge) the first Proceedings on the CP model,” said Gene Winfield, DO, assistant professor, ATSU-SOMA and chair, CLEAR committee.
The goals of the Proceeding were to facilitate a connected community of interested faculty in the CPC, to discuss important elements of the CPC and share individual challenges and solutions to these widespread issues, and to develop a shared repository of information on the CPC.
Keynote speaker at the event was Dr. Douglas Wood, ATSU senior vice president-academic affairs. He encouraged participants to read Educating Physicians, by Cooke, Irby and O’Brien, in celebration of the Beyond Flexner report. “One of the four major areas of U.S. medical education which the authors found deficient was in the area of integration,” said Dr. Wood. “Their definition of integration was bringing together the basic sciences, the clinical sciences, and the social sciences across the model. I think that is what the CPC does.”
Approximately 50 medical national and international educators attended the Proceedings. For more information on CPC and the event, visit www.cpc-clear.org.