Professionalising health professions education

V Burch, J Norcini
2019 African Journal of Health Professions Education  
Teaching competencies are not innate and years of 'teaching experience' do not necessarily produce educationally sound teaching practices that translate into effective and efficient learning. This is true of health professions education (HPE) in the classroom, the laboratory and at the bedside. The plethora of academic staff (faculty)-development initiatives, ranging from short courses to doctoral qualifications, bears testimony to the fact that teaching expertise is a non-negotiable competency
more » ... gotiable competency of the modern educator. Based on the current literature, most formal academic qualifications in HPE are offered by academic institutions in economically wealthy countries. The mandate for HPE training opportunities that are more broadly nuanced to the needs of resource-aware communities is clear.
doi:10.7196/ajhpe.2019.v11i1.1209 fatcat:yebsfotjxzdmlcunz6eaouiq2q