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CDRH Extends Experiential Learning Program for 2019

Posted 27 July 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

CDRH Extends Experiential Learning Program for 2019

A series of recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy commitments in the medical device space is building up the pressure of a staff training program being extended into 2019.
The Experiential Learning Program (ELP) is designed for staff at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to gain a better understanding of issues facing firms throughout a total product life cycle, based on new experiences and observations from conducting site visits.
FDA has continued to extend ELP each year since its 2013 implementation, banking on the lessons learned from the formal training to meet certain goals set to achieve a specified vision.
The focus shifted toward simplicity, collaborative communities and employee engagement with CDRH’s latest policy roadmap. But the goals set forth for the next three years add to the previous mission on partnering with the patient community as the same promises remain.
It remains to be seen what will be the focus areas for ELP 2019 as the period status for stakeholders to submit proposals is currently closed. General challenge areas tackled via ELP training include laboratory practices, quality system management and patient perspectives.

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