National CME Faculty Education Initiatve

October 28, 2008 at 1:55 am Leave a comment

Here is something you may want to check out. A national initiative to educate those who serve as faculty in CME to differentiate between independent CME and promotional education. Policy and Medicine gives a nice overview.

Is this needed? In this environment I guess it is. But I must admit, most of the physicians I have worked with over the years who served as faculty for CME activities know the difference and maintain an appropriate separation between promotion and a independent CME. We’ll see how many physicians actually go to the trouble of viewing the information and registering. If we as CME providers don’t require it of our faculty then it won’t get much traction. Unless of course, the funding agencies begin to require it of faculty that are involved in industry supported CME activities. The Golden Rule applies – “He Who Has the Gold Rules”.

I just posted two podcasts on this program. One with Dave Davis the Senior Director of Continuing Education and Performance Improvement at the AAMC and one with Lois Colburn, the Executive Director of the Center for Continuing Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lois is also the incoming president of the SACME. You might find their insights interesting. Each podcast is about 8 minutes long.

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Entry filed under: CME, CME Issues, Continuing Medical Education, Pharma Funding, Physician Continuing Education, Physician Education.

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