Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences

SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146--147

Need and role of continuing medical education programs to produce lifelong learners


Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava 
 Medical Education Unit Coordinator and Member of the Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
MD, FAIMER, PGDHHM, DHRM, FCS, ACME, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Thiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District - 603 108, Tamil Nadu
India

The branch of medicine is extremely vast and it keeps advancing with each day, and thus, there is an immense need that all medical students should develop competency of being lifelong learner. Regular participation in continuing medical education (CME) programs seems to be the solution to the challenge of staying abreast with the recent developments in medicine. The topic for any CME should be decided with the help of a thorough needs assessment either using a subjective or objective approach. The need assessment should be followed by the formulation of specific learning objectives and decisions about the format of the planned CME. In conclusion, CME programs are the answer to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals and thereby ameliorate the quality of care. It is the need of the hour to motivate doctors to periodically participate in such programs and in the process to become self-directed and lifelong learners.


How to cite this article:
Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Need and role of continuing medical education programs to produce lifelong learners.J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci 2021;7:146-147


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Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Need and role of continuing medical education programs to produce lifelong learners. J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 26 ];7:146-147
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