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Editorial
December 18, 2013

Medical Communication Companies and Continuing Medical EducationClouding the Sunshine?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Medicine and the Media, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
JAMA. 2013;310(23):2507-2509. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281640

It’s always intriguing to open e-mail in the morning and look at the latest crop of continuing medical education (CME) invitations. And dream. Who wouldn’t want to go to Maui to discuss common issues in primary care? Or travel to Cancun to learn about using laboratory and clinical parameters to assess cardiovascular risk. But getting time off can be difficult and travel is increasingly expensive. Fortunately, abundant CME opportunities are available online. Physicians can meet licensure requirements without leaving home and often can do so for free.

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