Standards in Medical Education

This second talk in the standards session went  over much the same ground as the previous talk, but with the aim of going a bit deeper into the rationale. What came over was a horses for courses message about selecting standards to fit specific roles. The presentation attempted to involve the audience in the discussion, and in particular individuals were invited to submit a single word that reflect thoughts on standards. The response received was "challenging but important".

Again, my feeling was that the presentation lacked a clear useful synthesis of the different standards in the domain. In particular it would have been useful for a overarching model to emerge as a means of positioning the different standards and perhaps identifying overlap, gaps and relative strengths and weaknesses.