Healthcare professionals have the need to keep up with market trends, policies and practices. Since medical tourism is ever evolving, the Medical Tourism Association has worked with the University of Miami to develop a series of courses that have been approved for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. Starting in 2012, attendees of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress have been able to earn CME credit by attending the educational sessions. These courses were created in order to educate, decrease risk and improve patient treatment outcomes.
MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE FORMED
In order to provide oversight and governance to this medical education training programs, the Medical Tourism Association is creating and recruiting doctors to join the Medical Education Committee. This committee will seek out input from physician/surgeon members of the Medical Tourism Association to guide live and web-based (enduring) physician education including CME approved medical education.
The committee will consist of nine members appointed by the MTA Medical Education Committee Chair. The physician/surgeon committee members will have experience in developing and delivering CME approved medical education and reflect the diversity of the MTA medical membership. The committee will meet on September 21st during the 7th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress in Washington, DC. Please contact Amelia Fernandez [email protected] for more information on how to get involved
Dr. Kevin Huffman, Medical Director of Medical Travel Associates, has presented many of the CME courses at the Congress and he is leading this effort to engage more physicians. Be sure to catch his free upcoming webcast, “Continuum of Care for the Traveling Patient” that will take place Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm (EDT)
The webcast will discuss how the patient’s experience does not end after the medical procedure. It can continue for weeks afterwards and careful attention must be paid especially when treating an international patient. It is important that doctors, nurses, hospital staff and medical tourism facilitators understand how to best ensure that patients make a full recovery. Attendees will learn how to:
- Illustrate the pre-travel and pre-treatment procedures
- Provide post-travel post treatment clinical pathways for your traveling patients.
- Identify your role as the patient’s primary care physician in the travel continuum of care.
- Learn the role of the destination physician/surgeon, hospital, nurse and case manager in risk reduction and patient clinical care.
- Analyze potential risks and clinical care deficiencies in medical/surgical travel practices, hospitals and aftercare facilities.