June 2005, Vol. 39, Issue #6, pg. 546-547.
Review by: Linda Heun, Ph.D. <email@example.com>
The author notes the strong expectations of the profession, and increasingly society as a whole, that physicians will continue to learn throughout their practice in order to provide safe, optimal health care within the exponential growth of medical knowledge. She suggests the following questions that must be addressed by researchers and providers of continuing medical education:
- how do doctors learning and change in practice?
- what role(s) does CME plan in supporting or enhancing physician learning and change?
- how can doctor performance be measured in practice?
- What are the most effective educational interventions, and what is the evidence that supports their effectiveness?
- how can doctors be helped to learning from practice?
- what is the relationship of CME to earlier phases of medical education? What is the impact of CME on the role of practicing physicians as preceptors and role models?
Readers are challenged to find appropriate outcomes measures of doctor behavior in practice.
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