As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, educators at academic health sciences centers are faced with a crucial question: How can continuing professional development (CPD) within teams and health systems be improved so that health care providers will be ready for the next disruption? How can new information about the next disruption be collected and disseminated so that interprofessional teams will be able to effectively and efficiently manage a new disease, new information, or new procedures and keep themselves safe?

In this commentary, the authors, including our own Expert, Dr.Teresa M Chan,  explore the barriers to change in this sector and propose 4 principles that may serve to guide a way forward: identifying a home for interprofessional continuing education at academic health centers, improving workplace-based learning, enhancing assessment for individuals within health care teams, and creating a culture of continuous learning that promotes the health of the population.

D. Sklar, Y. Yilmaz, T. Chan

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