ISBN-13: 9781032218410 / Twarda / 2022 / 70 str.
This concise, practical guide supports a broad-based understanding of continuing medical education and professional development, without being overly theoretical. Opening with the history of CME and CPD, their definitions and the difference between them, the book discusses recent changes in the culture of learning in medicine including the transition of CME from didactic teaching to interactive, focused adult learning and the replacement of a curricular approach by education driven by need, which in turn is defined by discovery and analysis of professional practice gaps. Particular emphasis is placed on the misdiagnosis gap, its causation and impact in patient care. It is essential reading for those who use CME and those who plan, design, deliver and accredit CME, including practicing doctors and surgeons from all specialties, CME professionals including pharmaceutical industry employees and those providing CME on behalf of specialist societies, and doctors involved in national accreditation agencies.