Drawing on key international reports and input from leading healthcare practitioners and educators worldwide, this ground-breaking book closely examines the real issues facing medicine and medical education. With a wide-ranging, evidence-based approach, the author identifies key drivers of change in both the developing and developed world.He examin

Foreword. Commentaries by members of The Lancet Commission on Education's Health Professionals for a New Century. Preface. About the author. Acknowledgements. Figures and tables. Introduction. Key drivers of change. Changing demographics and redefining health priorities. Social determinants of health. Obesity: 'a diet to disaster'. Malnutrition: 'the face of worldwide hunger'. Impact of rising costs on healthcare. Improving health literacy. Global health: 'putting families and communities at the hub'. Scientific megatrends in healthcare and information technology. Breaking down inter/trans-professional barriers. The Lancet Commission report and concluding comments. National reviews of medical education. Common issues and concerns in medical education. National reports and the possible need to 'dig deeper'. Balancing primary care and the specialties. Barriers to achieving reforms. Educational priorities in medical education. A synthesis of key educational priorities in medical education. Systemic problems in medical education. Curriculum reform in medical education: returning to first principles? Main purpose of restructuring healthcare education and training. Competencies for the twenty-first century. Refocusing medical education: from teaching to learning. Considering Confucian and Socratic learning philosophies. Educational challenges in implementing 'transformative' learning. Enhancing understanding and acquisition of professional skills. Medical education: learning systems review and development. Rationales for change: a recap. Three approaches to planning and operating educational systems. Reconceptualising healthcare education and training. Mapping population health and competency needs using the DACUM process. Benefits of applying DACUM in healthcare curricula. Case examples: learning systems implementation. The University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Science: 'where health workers are trained to stay and serve.' From competencies to learning ou