Faculty Development for Competency Based Medical Education : Global, National and Regional Perspectives :
Faculty Development for Competency Based Medical Education
Medical Education is experiencing a global shift towards competency based medical education (CBME), an
outcome-based framework that requires integration of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes into observable,
measurable competencies. Faculty development in CBME is crucial to its successful implementation due to
differences from the traditional approach. The global, national and regional perspectives with regard to CBME and
its implementation and what faculty development must focus on in the CBME context are presented. The
experiences from Southeast Asia while implementing CBME are shared. The developments in India at national and
regional level, specifically, the National Faculty Development Programme initiative of the Medical Council of India
and regional initiatives at the level of health science universities and related perspectives are presented. The
elements of faculty development critical to successful CBME implementation are highlighted. The challenges and
strategies in order to maximize the possibility of successful implementation of CBME are discussed. A well planned
faculty development strategy can address the deficiencies in training of health professionals towards improved
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