ROLE OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AMONG GENERAL PHYSICIANS

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD ADEEL, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL GUJRANWALA
  2. DR. SAJID ZAHEER, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL GUJRANWALA
  3. DR. KHANZA MUKHTAR, BAHAWAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL BAHAWALPUR
Corresponding Author: Dr. Khanza Mukhtar, Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur, Khanzamukhtar862@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4244885
Cite this article as: Adeel M. Zaheer S, Mukhtar K. Role of continuing medical education among general physicians. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 377-81

ABSTRACT: Continuing medical education (CME) refers to a specific form of continuing education (CE) that helps those in the medical field maintain competence and learn about new and developing areas of their field. This cross-sectional study was conducted among general physician working in peripheries. These doctors have not done any postgraduation, neither attended any refresher training from last ten years. A two hours training about different general diseases was conducted by a medical specialist. After the training, general physicians were served with a predefined questionnaire about effective of this training and whether they wish to continue these kinds of activities. Out of 24, eighteen responded that this training was beneficial and that this kind of training should be continued on regular basis either monthly or bi-monthly. Six doctors found the lecture boring and not interactive. They responded that, if lectures are made interactive and interesting these kinds of activities might be beneficial.

Keywords: CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME), GENERAL PHYSICIANS