External Education led by Medical Affairs is critical to provide unbiased education to enhance healthcare professional (HCP) knowledge, skills and competencies through funding for independent medical education or industry-led medical education that addresses identified knowledge or competency and performance gaps. The goals of the External Education FAWG are as follows:
- Ensure understanding of the current state of external medical education as it relates to the Medical Affairs function, and the needs of Medical Affairs professionals
- Raise awareness among Medical Affairs professionals of the value of external medical education in the biopharmaceutical/device industry
- Facilitate the evolving role of Medical Affairs professionals in external medical education in response to the changing landscape
- Provide tools and solutions to Medical Affairs professionals to help design and execute compliant and impactful external medical education programs
We organize External Education workshops for MAPS meetings in the North America, APAC (Asia Pacific – China/Japan), and EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Asia) regions. We develop original content for webinars, podcasts, eLearning courses and white papers. In addition, the working group will periodically contribute cogent and timely content on the External Education sector for the MAPS publication, Elevate magazine. Most importantly, we will provide a supportive resource for all External Education Medical Affairs Professionals.