27 May 2014

Change management in health professions education. Lessons from Japan, Harumi Gomi and Hiroshi Nishigori


"Sharing experiences in implementing educational innovation”

SHEILA@AMEE workshop 2014:


We are convinced most of you will recognize the complexity of trying to introduce changes and implement innovations within your own workplaces. The focus in this workshop will be on innovative challenges of health professions education around the globe (with a diversity of educational, cultural/ethnic backgrounds): Some of you, coming from a country in which the educational culture is traditionally more teacher-focused, MHPE (or similar education) have a focus much more on student-centered educational innovation. What does this mean in trying to introduce changes in your institutes, considering the confrontation with those culture differences?

Topics and Content:
• Practical tips for implementing educational innovations.
• Sharing experiences with participants in different cultural and ethnic contexts in the process of implementing educational innovation.
• Diverse challenges in different educational phase groups, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, even in different institutes in the same country.
• Solo position or joint strength? How to start such processes of innovation being the only one or first one trying?
When: Sunday August 31st
Time: 13.30 welcome & registration, Workshop 14-16.30
Where: At the Art Hotel in Milano. Via Angelo Fumagalli 4, 20143 Milano
Costs: The costs will be €30, - per participant, to be paid at the start of the workshop.
Registration: Send an email to d.vogt@maastrichtuniversity.nl before August 20 2014

About the workshop facilitators
The workshop will be will be facilitated by two valued health professions educators from Japan; Harumi Gomi and Hiroshi Nishigori, in close cooperation with some of their Japanese colleagues.

Harumi Gomi, MD Professor of Medicine, Center for Global Health, Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan (as of June 1) Harumi Gomi graduated from Okayama University Medical School, Japan in 1993. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and fellowship in infectious diseases at University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Texas, and obtained a master’s degree in public health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, in the United States. She was appointed as Assistant Professor at Division of Infectious Diseases, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Illinois. Since 2005, she has been serving as a clinical educator and a change agent in her home institution by implementing new subspecialty service and a postgraduate training program in infectious diseases. She has also developed an innovative model to teach clinical reasoning for medical students and residents there. Harumi graduated from the MHPE, Maastricht University in 2012 and is a PhD student at the School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University.

Hiroshi Nishigori, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Center for Medical Education, Kyoto University Japan Hiroshi Nishigori is currently working as medical educator (getting involved in many innovations) and as general internist / general practitioner. He received training in Medical Education at University of Dundee and obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Education in 2008. Since 2013, He has been conducting research as a PhD student at Maastricht University. His research interests include BUSHIDO and medical professionalism (especially work ethics and pro-sociality) which is the theme of his PhD project and Hypothesis-driven physical examination (HDPE). He is working as an editor of the Journal, Medical Education (Japan), and is member of the research development committee under the JSME (Japan Society of Medical Education). Internationally, he is a core member of the APME-Net (Asian Pacific Medical Education Network) and an Ambassador of the AMEE (Association of Medical Education in Europe) in Japan.

We look forward to meet and learn together.
Best wishes, Ruud Wong Chung, Chair SHEILA (MHPE alumni 2010-2012) and Renée Stalmeijer, Director MHPE