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Continuing Medical Education in Neurology.

TitleContinuing Medical Education in Neurology.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKhazanova D, Safdieh JE
JournalSemin Neurol
Volume38
Issue4
Pagination479-485
Date Published2018 08
ISSN1098-9021
KeywordsEducation, Medical, Continuing, Humans, Neurology
Abstract

Continuing medical education (CME) is designed to keep physicians up-to-date on ever-changing practices and guidelines to provide patients with high quality care. CME is especially important in the field of neurology due to rapidly evolving knowledge and medical advances, and is a required element of maintenance of certification. CME itself has evolved from a passive, didactic approach to a learner-centered approach which utilizes new technologies, online learning, and simulations. CME improves knowledge, skills, and, to a lesser extent, patient outcomes, with multimodal, interactive interventions found to be most effective in teaching health care professionals. However, little data are available on CME in neurology. There is a significant gap in knowledge about CME interventions that work for neurologists. Rigorous education research, as well as making effective CME interventions more readily available to neurologists, is critical to optimize lifelong learning of physicians in the field of neurology.

DOI10.1055/s-0038-1666978
Alternate JournalSemin Neurol
PubMed ID30125903

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