BMC Medical Education is calling for submissions to our Collection on health systems science in medical education. Modern healthcare is inextricably linked with the complex systems that shape the delivery of care and public health policy. With research showcasing how health systems science has enhanced patient outcomes, streamlined workflows, and fortified healthcare resilience during times of crisis, the understanding of these systems is fundamental for aspiring healthcare professionals.
It is important that medical education programs are reformed to meet the constantly evolving needs of health systems. Challenges associated with this include the necessity for new curricular methods, assessments, and resource allocation. This Collection aims to explore the incorporation of health systems science within medical education curricula. We invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Curricular innovations: Showcase inventive approaches, like competency-based frameworks, interprofessional education, and interdisciplinary collaborations that integrate health systems science into curricula.
- Assessment strategies: Present novel methodologies, from simulation-based assessments to real-world case analyses, for evaluating learners' grasp of health systems science concepts.
- Technology and learning: Explore technology's role in teaching health systems science, sharing insights into e-learning platforms, virtual patient simulations, and data-driven learning.
- Faculty development: Share strategies to equip educators with health systems science expertise, including faculty training and professional development.
- Patient-centered approaches: Examine how health systems science understanding enhances patient-centered care, addressing shared decision-making, patient advocacy, and communication.
- Global perspectives: Explore diverse healthcare systems worldwide, offering lessons through cross-cultural comparisons, international collaborations, and global health systems integration.
- Impact of health systems science in medical education: Present health systems science's impact in medical education, highlighting improved patient care, system efficiency, and learner competence.
This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG #4: Quality Education
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