As we close out the formal discussion this evening, I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has participated over the last week and a half! Your contributions helped make this an informative, lively, and rich discussion. I want to acknowledge all our experts, who gave of their time and expertise to this important conversation. I'd also like to thank all of our participants--asking intriguing questions, adding comments about your experiences, pushing the conversation, or even just reading and supporting us from home! It is wonderful to know there is a community of diverse individuals interested in debating where medical education is in the present, and where it is headed in the future.
In just 8 short days, we covered a lot of ground--from theory to practice, evidence to implementation, and past to future. We touched on teaching philosophy, evaluation, technology, and innovation. We covered both areas of consensus and areas that remain controversial. We even went outside the classroom, trying to understand the broader reach of these topics and their implications beyond undergraduate medical education, and even outside of medical training. We had an international reach and gathered lots of ideas (and citations!) for additional reading and learning. We demonstrated respect for a diversity of ideas, genuine curiosity, and some healthy disagreement. :)
But, this is only the beginning. Let's keep the conversation going! Please continue to share these and other ideas, think critically, and ask your questions. Keep the teaching--and the learning--going!
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