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Matteo Vezzosi
Erasmus MC: Thematic Network on digital skills for future-proof doctors (Digital Doc)

In order to advance digital knowledge and skills as a core component of a curriculum for future doctors, desired knowledge and skills are formulated as learning outcomes. They should describe what the learner is expected to do or show when the learning outcome has been achieved. How to reach or assess these outcomes is (for now) out of scope of this project. An important part of the Joint Statement of Digital Doc will include recommended learning outcomes for European medical schools.

Concept learning outcomes: https://inhwe.org/sites/default/files/documents/Concept%20Learning%20Outcomes%20Digital%20Doc.pdf

Project overview: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/policies/docs/ev_20191017_co12_en.pdf

Youtube promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=v0oX9t5tBYI&feature=emb_title

What is a Thematic Network? Within the framework of the EU Health Policy Platform (HPP), Thematic Networks provide spaces where health stakeholder organizations discuss key health EU issues and prepare common position papers on them (Joint Statements). A thematic network increases the visibility of the stakeholders involved and provides input for (EU) policy making.

Contact: Dr. A.M. Woltman, Director Bachelor Medicine and Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam, Erasmus MC


Matteo Vezzosi

Survey: Challenges, Recommendations and Best Practices

Can you help the EC's Thematic Network on Digital Skills for future-proof doctors to identify challenges, provide recommendations and share best practices on the education of digital skills to medical students and doctors? https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DigitalDocWebinar18June

"New technologies are changing the role of doctors and the skills and competences they need. Although internationally many educational leaders and healthcare professionals recognize the need, these new skills and competences have not yet found their way into curricula of our student doctors. Neither have they become part of the continuous professional development programmes offered to physicians throughout their career. Much needs to be done in this area of education and training, in order for healthcare professionals, systems and – not in the least – patients to fully benefit from these technological advancements. The joint statement of Digital Doc will focus on actions needed to be taken by the various stakeholders in order to integrate digital skills in the medical education. Our ultimate goal is to better prepare future and current doctors to cope with and contribute to the digital health care transformation. Please fill in this survey to share your insights and experience on this topic".