Dr. Praveen Mummaneni, Dr. W. Jay Krompinger, and Dr. Jose Montanez during SMISS cadaveric training.
SMISS intends to redefine its educational directive. SMISS is in the process of building a completely new platform to deliver certification in MISS techniques (knowledge, know how, and skills – including practice based assessment). We are currently defining the objectives necessary to initiate this process. Naturally to build this we will need the commitment and support from all stakeholders to create this Comprehensive Blended Learning Initiative.
This new blended learning program will include:
- Creating a full global curriculum with customizable syllabi for regional sometimes national variations.
- Collecting, quality control, and build content - for MISS techniques + language translations.
- Supporting surgeon teams travel, accommodation + per diem for their time.
- Identify, license and customize delivery systems and problem based learning opportunities.
- Identify, license and customize a Learning Management System
- Build a Faculty Development Program
- Links to regional and national CME organizations
This is a significant commitment to a long term goal which will benefit physicians, industry, payers and most importantly patients.
Our goal is to define and identify necessary training that will lead to better outcomes. We envision this to be a 2 to 3 year time line requiring extensive resources. Our commitment to minimally invasive spine surgery puts us in the enviable position as a market leader and give us the opportunity to play a defining role in the education and training of future surgeons globally.