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February 13, 2018

Evolution of Continuing Medical Education: Promoting Innovation Through Regulatory Alignment

Author Affiliations
  • 1Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Medical Education, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2018;319(6):545-546. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.19954

Physicians thrive personally and provide better care when they are working in a supportive environment.1 There is a need to create a system in which physicians find effective and efficient education that not only augments their ability to deliver optimal care, but also provides intellectual stimulation and fosters personal growth. Top-down mandates for education are not only typically ineffective, but create cynicism that erodes clinicians’ trust and engagement in their continuing medical education (CME).

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