Programs and concepts
How we aim to impact community health
Measuring outcomes is a critical component of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and all professional development. AO Trauma has adopted the seven-level outcome measurement model first introduced by Don Moore in 2003 to steer its educational developments. Traditionally, CME has primarily focused on learning (Level III), and occasionally on competence (Level IV). AO Trauma strives to achieve an impact on community health (Level VII), using backward planning - meaning that we start identifying the goals and then proceed backwards - for all our teaching and learning resources. By understanding and targeting specific outcome levels, we can plan and deliver the best teaching and learning resources to our community.
The seven principles of education
Each activity or education portfolio at AO Trauma is built around the seven basic concepts in adult education:
Based on needs (1),
it addresses motivated learners (2),
is relevant (3)
and interactive (4).
Incorporates feedback (5)
that promotes reflection (6),
resulting in verifiable outcomes (7).
What is special about AO Trauma’s education?
“Our competency-based curricula provide the most relevant education you can get. But it is also a lot of fun, thanks to our excellent faculty and the legendary AO spirit.”
Michael Redies, AO Trauma Global Education Manager