Practice and Policy in a Pandemic: Accreditation, Regulations, Future Implications

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT


The widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruption across the globe in every community, industry, and facet of daily living. At the epicenter, healthcare delivery systems now realize a new normal of working together, delivering care in strained environments, and educating the next generation of healthcare providers.  Specifically, the effects of the pandemic on the clinical learning environment have had national and global implications. This panel will share the perspectives of several health professions organizations on what has been learned about the clinical learning environment and considerations for the future.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the clinical learning environment through the lenses of the learner, the clinician educator and the regulatory bodies.
  2. Identify what strategies and tactics have been implemented to support learners during and after a pandemic.
  3. Discuss the long-term impact on the clinical learning environment, its stakeholders, and the learners.
  4. Share opportunities for growth and flexibility in regulation and accreditation