TCL Institute, LLC Wins 2011 ACME Great Idea Award

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Complex Cases in Primary Care, a live, regional series, is recognized for its innovative, interactive format.

We talked about standard cases that we see every day in practice and it’s nice to have the interaction in the group discussions…. It’s really nice to have that perspective rather than being lectured to for 8 or 10 hours in a day.

TCL Institute, LLC (TCL), in partnership with the Duke University School of Medicine and Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP), has won a 2011 Alliance for CME (ACME) Great Ideas Award. The award recognizes organizations that have developed original or creative methods, technology, or applications in the continuing medical education (CME) profession. This is the second year in a row that TCL has won this award.

Complex Cases in Primary Care is a radical departure from the traditional, strictly didactic CME format. Combining multi-faceted live meetings with innovative online enduring activities, TCL, in collaboration with its partners, sought an approach that would be fresh, new, and challenging. With that in mind, TCL turned to the “predisposing-enabling-reinforcing” instructional design framework. Learners are presented with a patient case that highlights gaps between standards of care and current performance. This is followed by novel case presentations and small-group discussions in which evidence-based guidelines and treatment algorithms are applied by teams of learners. Participants then regroup to receive feedback from national faculty and their peers. To reinforce the learning after the live sessions, attendees participate in interactive, patient-centered online case studies at TCL’s Web site, http://www.TotalMedEd.com.

“We talked about standard cases that we see every day in practice and it’s nice to have the interaction in the group discussions…. It’s really nice to have that perspective rather than being lectured to for 8 or 10 hours in a day.” Samantha Hinds-Campa, MD, Conroe Family Medicine, Conroe, TX

To view a short video describing the format and learner feedback, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhSALXUoNxU.

TCL was founded in 2000 and develops, implements, and manages accredited medical education activities for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists. TCL received Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation With Commendation in November of 2010.

For more information, please visit http://www.TCLInstitute.com, or contact us at (919) 467-0006.

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