If the benefits of virtual care are to be fully realized within the health care system, virtual care must be incorporated into the medical curriculum and continuing professional development. As futurist Bartalan Meskó has written, virtual care/digital health is not simply a matter of moving to a new platform; it requires a cultural transformation.
- Are you aware of any changes to curriculum that have been made to address this education and training gap for virtual care? What are the lessons learned?
- In an ideal state, what would this education and training look like for medical students and is there a way to standardize this approach across the country?
- What could be done to ensure the same standard of training for practising physicians?