K2P eBook: Medical Leaders Identify Critical CME Issues
COVID-19 changed a lot for everyone. Most notable for the CME industry, it stopped medical meetings, grand rounds, and in-person education of other types, which put a major kink into continuing education for physicians at all stages of their careers.
It also shone a bright light on what we at Knowledge to Practice have understood for a long time, which is that the in-person CME model is outdated and underperforming. It doesn’t meet clinicians where they are—with busy schedules and an almost-constant need to keep pace with what’s new in their field. And, most importantly, it does not assure that clinicians will be armed with the latest information they need to provide the best possible patient care.
What Does the Future of CME Look Like?
In late 2021 the American Board of Medical Specialties announced new standards for specialty physicians’ continuing certification. They have shifted away from the conventional high-stakes exam every 10 years to frequent, flexible, online testing that offers immediate feedback and directs participants to resources for further study.
In our new eBook, available for free here, we collaborated with physician CME leaders to highlight the gaps in the system and what they think needs to change to bring continuing education up to date and give it optimal functionality and efficiency.
Please give it a read—we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and relieved to hear all the ways in which we’re working to best accommodate physician learners—using digital tools for on-the-go accessibility, blended learning, micro-learning (short modules that fit your schedule), and more.
Of note, all of our courses also adhere to tested and proven theories of adult learning. You may not fully understand what this means, but you’ll see the difference when you experience our high-level, student-centric teaching.
COVID-19 has controlled our CME choices for almost two years. How do we ensure, going forward, that physicians can access high-quality, targeted, engaging, and effective educational experiences now that choice is restored?