Our health care system is constantly adapting to change at an increasingly rapid pace. Unavoidably, this also applies to the field of medical education. As a result, clinical teaching teams face the challenging task of successfully implementing the proposed changes in daily practice. It goes without saying that implementing change takes time and that you need to be patient. However, a successful change process needs more than that. Change models or strategies could offer a helping hand. The questionnaire Specialty training’s Organizational Readiness for curriculum Change (STORC) is a tool aiming to do just that. With a focus on readiness for change, this questionnaire tries to support implementation efforts in PGME. Additionally, since change is a team effort, it focusses on clinical teaching teams particularly. In this paper, we offer a practical guide for clinical teaching teams on how to deal with any concerns or hurdles detected in any of the core elements of readiness for change, in order to smoothen and support the educational change processes these teams are confronted with.

Change readiness, Clinical teaching team, Curriculum change, Educational change, Postgraduate medical education, Questionnaire
dx.doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S211958, hdl.handle.net/1765/132694
Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Bank, L. (Lindsay), Jippes, M. (Mariëlle), Scherpbier, A.J.J.A, Den Rooyen, C. (Corry), & Scheele, F. (2019). How to get your clinical teaching team ready for curriculum change: A practical guide. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 10, 979–986. doi:10.2147/AMEP.S211958