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Volume 20 Supplement 1

Current themes and challenges facing HPE accreditation in the 21st century

Research

Resources and secretariat support for the publication of this supplement was provided by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Jason R Frank, Fedde Scheele and Sarah Taber. 

  1. Accreditation is considered an essential ingredient for an effective system of health professions education (HPE) globally. While accreditation systems exist in various forms worldwide, there has been little w...

    Authors: Jason R. Frank, Sarah Taber, Marta van Zanten, Fedde Scheele and Danielle Blouin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20(Suppl 1):305
  2. Accreditation is a key feature of many medical education systems, helping to ensure that programs teach and assess learners according to applicable standards, provide optimal learning environments, and produce...

    Authors: Sarah Taber, Nesibe Akdemir, Lisa Gorman, Marta van Zanten and Jason R. Frank
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20(Suppl 1):306
  3. The accreditation of medical educational programs is thought to be important in supporting program improvement, ensuring the quality of the education, and promoting diversity, equity, and population health. It...

    Authors: Glen Bandiera, Jason Frank, Fedde Scheele, Jolanta Karpinski and Ingrid Philibert
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20(Suppl 1):307
  4. Accreditation systems are based on a number of principles and purposes that vary across jurisdictions. Decision making about accreditation governance suffers from a paucity of evidence. This paper evaluates th...

    Authors: Nesibe Akdemir, Linda N. Peterson, Craig M. Campbell and Fedde Scheele
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20(Suppl 1):308

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