Engaging Patients in CME: A Closer Look at Criterion 24
CME is enhanced when it incorporates the interests of those who are served by the healthcare system. That’s why we included Criterion 24 in the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. Criterion 24 recognizes providers that incorporate patient and/or public representatives as planners and faculty in planning and delivery of CME.
As members of the education team, patients, families, caregivers, and other members of the public can increase the relevance, meaning, and impact of CME. Patients, for example, often become experts in their condition, closely observe clinicians and the practice environment, and experience the intimacy of clinical encounters. Through sharing their experiences, they can provide essential feedback and can guide educators and clinicians in meeting their needs and priorities.
The following resources are designed to help as you develop activities that meet the expectations of Criterion 24.
- Publication: Message from the ACCME President and CEO: Engaging Patients in CME
- Tip Sheet: 12 Tips for Engaging Patients in CME
- Video: Engaging Patients in CME
- Video: Overview of Criterion 24 by Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, ACCME President and CEO
- FAQ: Criterion 24 Frequently Asked Questions
- Examples: Compliance with Criterion 24
- Insights on learning and outcomes from the "Engaging Patients in Clinical Education" 2017 Stanford Medicine X pre-conference workshop video featuring Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME
- “Developing the role of patients as teachers: literature review,” BMJ, Geoff Wykurz and Diana Kelly
- “Involving Patient in Medical Education,” BMJ, Amanda Howe and Janie Anderson
- “’Nothing about us without us,’—patient partnership in medical conferences,” BJM, Larry F Chu, Audun Utenge, Bassam Kadry, Sarah E Kucharski, Hugo Campos, Jamia Crockett, Nick Dawson, and Kevin A. Clauson
- “Patients as teachers: promoting their authentic and autonomous voices,” The Clinical Teacher, Angela Towle and William Godolphin