Implementing change in health professions education: Stakeholder analysis and coalition building

Karyn D. Baum, Cheryl D. Resnik, Jennifer J. Wu, Steven C. Roey

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The challenges facing the health sciences education fields are more evident than ever. Professional health sciences educators have more demands on their time, more knowledge to manage, and ever-dwindling sources of financial support. Change is often necessary to either keep programs viable or meet the changing needs of health education. This article outlines a simple but powerful three-step tool to help educators become successful agents of change. Through the application of principles well known and widely used In business management, readers will understand the concepts behind stakeholder analysis and coalition building. These concepts are part of a powerful tool kit that educators need in order to become effective agents of change in the health sciences environment. Using the example of curriculum change at a school of veterinary medicine, we will outline the three steps involved, from stakeholder Identification and analysis to building and managing coalitions for change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of veterinary medical education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007


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