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Continuing Medical Education

Looking Back, Planning Ahead

Continuing medical education (CME) is a mainstay for ongoing learning by practicing physicians. Often considered the third and final phase of medical education, CME differs significantly from earlier phases of training. Unlike medical school and residency/fellowship, CME requires physicians to respond voluntarily to their educational needs; there is no specified curriculum, and practice settings are all different. The essays in this volume tell the history and evolution of CME in the United States and Canada, but also look toward future issues and developments. Contributors from a diverse array of institutions explore CME’s emergence from undergraduate medical education and its separate growth and development, key events and breakthroughs, lessons learned, conflicts, and predictions about the future in their area of expertise. Addressing critical issues, such as industry support for CME, the volume offers a vital tool for continuing medical education professionals, physicians, administrators, and all health care practitioners interested in the future of continuous education and quality patient care.

428 pages | 7 1/4 x 10 1/4


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Table of Contents

Foreword – C. Everett Koop • Acknowledgments • Introduction: Continuing Professional Development and Improvement to Meet Current and Future Continuing Medical Education Needs of Physicians – David Price, Carol Havens, and Mary Jane Bell • REFLECTIONS AT THE BEGINNING • Lifelong Medical Education: Past, Present, Future – Phil R. Manning and Lois DeBakey • National Approaches to Continuing Medical Education: Recurring Attempts, No Finality – Dennis K. Wentz • Is There a Continuum of Medical Education? Fact versus Fiction – M. Roy Schwarz • ORGANIZATIONS IN THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES • The American Academy of Family Physicians Contribution to Continuing Medical Education – Daniel J. Ostergaard, Mindi K. McKenna, Elaine Kierl Gangel, and Penelope L. LaRocque • Continuing Medical Education and the American Medical Association: An Educational Journey – Dennis K. Wentz and Alejandro Aparicio • The American Osteopathic Association Continuing Medical Education Program – Delores J. Rodgers, Diane Burkhart, and W. Douglas Ward • Continuing Medical Education at the Association of American Medical Colleges – Dave Davis and M. Brownell Anderson • The Key Role of the State Medical Societies in Continuing Medical Education – Pamela M. Mazmanian, Robert K. Richards, Robert L. Tupper, and Dennis K. Wentz • Medical Specialty Societies: Innovation in Meeting Physician Member Needs – Marcia Jackson, Theresa Kanya, and Bruce Spivey • NEWER INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS IN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION • The Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education: The Early Years – Richard S. Wilbur • Instituting National Standards for Continuing Medical Education: The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – Murray Kopelow, Kate Regnier, and Tamar Hosansky • Evolution of the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education into the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education – Richard M. Caplan and Paul J. Lambiase • Organizations of Continuing Medical Education Professionals: The Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, and the Canadian Association for Continuing Health Education – Harry A. Gallis, Robert K. Richards, David R. Pieper, Thomas C. Gentile, Jr., Robert L. Tupper, Brian W. Little, Jill Donahue, and Bernard A. Marlow • Contemporary Organizations That Influence Continuing Medical Education in the United States: The National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration and the North American Association of Medical Education and Communication Companies – Dennis K. Wentz, Alejandro Aparicio, and Karen M. Overstreet • PHYSICIAN LEARNING: RESEARCH IN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • Research in Continuing Medical Education – Donald E. Moore, Jr., Nancy Bennett, and Karen V. Mann • The History of Evidence-Based Continuing Medical Education in the United States – Nancy L. Davis and Norman B. Kahn, Jr. • Four Pillars in the Evolution of Continuing Medical Education – Robert D. Fox • CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN CANADA • The Evolution of Continuing Medical Education in Canada – W. Dale Dauphinee • A History of the Committee on the Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education—Canada. – Robert Woollard • The Evolution of Continuing Professional Development at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Setting Standards for Canadian Specialists – Craig M. Campbell and I. John Parboosingh • The College of Family Physicians of Canada: Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development in Canada – Lynn G. Dunikowski • THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION • Regulation of Continuing Medical Education in the United States: A Historical Perspective and View of the Future – Barbara Barnes, Bruce Bellande, and Lewis A. Miller • Industry Support of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development: A Perspective on the Past and Implications for the Future of Pharmaceutical and Device Company Support – Robert F. Orsetti, Susan Alpert, Maureen Doyle-Scharff, and Michael Saxton • EMERGING THEMES AND FORCES IN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION • Continuing Professional Development: Concept, Origins, and Rationale – Hans Karle, Greg Paulos, and Dennis K. Wentz • Contemporary Developments in Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development – Steven Minnick, Nancy L. Davis, Charles E. Willis, and Errol R. Alden • Continuing Interprofessional Education: Collaborative Learning for Collaborative Practice – Madeline H. Schmitt, Dewitt C. Baldwin, Jr., and Scott Reeves • The Maintenance of Certification Program from the American Board of Medical Specialties and Its Member Boards – Sheldon D. Horowitz and Richard E. Hawkins • The National Commission for Certification of Continuing Medical Education Professionals and Its Certification Program – Judith G. Ribble and John R. Kues • Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development in Europe: The New Reality – Lewis A. Miller, Leonard Harvey, Bernard Maillet, Alfonso Negri, Robin Stevenson, and Egle Zebiene • Continuing Medical Education for the World: Spreading to Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East – Lewis A. Miller, Saurabh Jain, Sondra Moylan, and Pablo A. Pulido • REFLECTIONS ON MOVING TOWARD THE FUTURE • The Meaning and Value of Continuing Medical Education – James C. Leist, Joseph S. Green, and Robert E. Kristofco • Continuing Medical Education in an Era of Health-Care Reform: A Dartmouth Perspective – Mary G. Turco, Richard I. Rothstein, and Carl S. DeMatteo • About the Editor and Contributors • Index

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