ERIC Number: ED052323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Study of Continuing Medical Education for the Purpose of Establishing a Demonstration Center for Continuing Education in the Pacific Northwest. Final Report.
Robertson, William O.; Dohner, Charles W.
In modern society, lifelong learning by the physician is essential. This study was conceived to: (1) define the educational needs of practitioners in the Pacific Northwest, (2) assess the resources available to meet these needs, (3) determine what educational programs are needed, (4) develop evaluation methods for these programs, (5) identify physician participation factors, (6) develop evaluation techniques for clinical communication systems, (7) evaluate recent continuing education programs, and (8) develop a comprehensive plan for a continuing education center. The report describes in detail the techniques used to accomplish these objectives, with questionnaires and survey results contained in the appendixes. Ideally, medical education should continue in a lifelong pattern developed during undergraduate study. With improvements in program content, promotional efforts, information networks, and program offerings in individual hospitals, continuing education can be made an integral part of physicians' careers. (BH)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Professions Education and Manpower Training.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. School of Medicine.