Uncovering and addressing the educational needs of our clinician-learners is the fuel that drives our educational programs. One of the goals of the VISTA institute is to use education to close the gaps identified in the practice of our clinician-learners and their care team to help them transform their current practice into the best practice. In our experience, there are three areas that need to be addressed in transforming one’s practice:
- Knowledge: it is essential that the diagnostic and therapeutic protocols of every practice are continuously updated, based on best available evidence. Acquiring the latest information will empower clinicians and their team to improve practice efficiency, quality of care and patient outcomes.
- Competence: Our programs seek to address the competence-based needs of our learners with offering better approaches, clear guideline and protocols to help close this gap.
- Performance: we aim to address the educational needs of our learners with guidance, feedback, and training on their performance to help close this gap.
The curriculum for our educational programs always start with identifying the educational need of our learners (knowledge, competence or performance), and devising the best method for achieving change. Each program provides the latest evidence-based information, guidelines and protocols. Simulated exercises and live surgery demonstrations are essential components to ensure enhancement of the competence and performance of our learners.