Evolving professional, social and political pressures highlight the importance of lifelong learning for clinicians. Continuing medical education CME facilitates lifelong learning and is a fundamental factor in the maintenance of certification. The type of CME differs between surgical and non-surgical specialties. CME methods of teaching include lectures, workshops, conferences and
Abstract The journal club offers a model for lifelong learning and maintenance of certification (MOC) for residents and faculty staff. First, it sharpens participants' critical appraisal skills by providing a space to discuss relevant medical literature. Second, it motivates participants to seek new medical literature on their own using technology.
To assess the Health and Obesity: Prevention and Education (HOPE) Curriculum Project, a web-based clinician education program that promotes appropriate screening, prevention, and management of weight among youth by pediatric practitioners, based on the 2007 Expert Committee recommendations. The project currently provides Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 credit through
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery requires that each board-certified orthopaedic surgeon recertify every 10 years. This formal procedure of demonstrating competence as a surgeon, which used to be known as recertification, has been replaced by a more comprehensive process termed maintenance of certification (MOC). Even an experienced orthopaedic surgeon
Board certification has evolved from a “point-in-time” event to a process of periodic learning and reevaluation of medical competence through maintenance of certification (MOC). To better understand MOC participation, the transtheoretical model (TTM) was used to describe physicians' perceptions of MOC as a sequence of attitudinal changes.
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