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April 1970

Continuing Education and Self-Assessment

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Gainesville, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(4):393-394. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030393001

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ONE of the strongest trends in present day medicine is the growing demand for continuing education for the practicing physician. Confronted by a tremendous proliferation of new knowledge, the clinician is often at a loss in balancing the demands being made on his time. The problem of "keeping up" is certainly no less acute for the busy ophthalmologist. Yet, it is to his great credit that he so assiduously avails himself of the popular, continuing education courses presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (AAOO). He also makes time to attend national, regional, and state ophthalmological society meetings. The typical ophthalmologist is an avid reader of medical journals; he is one of the most predictable medical book buyers, as any medical publisher can attest. Fortunately, then, most ophthalmologists make a heroic attempt to keep abreast of new developments.

Although optimal learning methods may vary

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