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Information about Continuing Medical Education

Published on December 16, 2016

Author: DrShadSalimAkhterAkh


1. CME & KFSH Dr. Shad Salim Akhtar MBBS, MD, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FACP (USA) Medical Director Chairman CME

2. CME - Definition Education after certification and licensure Davis D et al. BMJ 2003; 327:33

3. CME - AIMS  Lifelong learning process  Develop skills needed which include  Education  Management  Training  IT  Audit  Communication  Team building Editorial BMJ 2000; 320:393

4. Why Do Physicians Learn? Patient problems Revalidation Recertification Ego Juniors ask questions Patients’ demands (internet) Pharmaceutical agencies Shannon S. The Lancet 2003; 361:266

5. Research states that physicians have 3 to 5 clinical questions per day that remain unanswered. The answers are out there, …..

6. Why CME BMJ August 2001

7. CME - Flaws Primarily teacher and learner driven Does not usually address population health questions Driven by CME credit hunting Disconnected from actual practice Davis D et al. BMJ 2003; 327:33

8. CME-Is It Effective? Bums on the seats Pursuit of credits No relation to real outcomes No relation with professional development Clair du Boulay BMJ 2000; 320:393

9. Is Traditional CME Effective?  Since 1970 evidence available that CME is ineffective  Does not improve physician performance  No effect of patient health outcome  Didactic CME courses have little effect on guideline adoption  Opportunities for practice and feedback enhance change  Multifaceted interactive interventions better Journal of Med Internet Res 2003; 5:e20

10. Changing Practice  Physicians becoming aware of a gap in knowledge or skill  Learning changes the practice not teaching Shannon S The Lancet 2003; 361:618

11. Reasons for Information Seeking Varies from stage to stage Complex changes in practice Specific patient problem Higher qualifications Higher remuneration Peer challenge Journal of Med Internet Res 2003; 5:e20

12. What Should CME Program Do?  Identify educational needs  Have specific objectives  Focus on important issues relevant to participants’ practice  Provide evidence based information  Allow participant interaction  Give opportunity for practice and feedback  Provide mechanisms for program follow up Shannon S The Lancet 2003; 361:618

13. KFSH - CME  Journal clubs  Debates  CPC  Case presentations  Departmental activities  Recent advances  Practice based sessions

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