The medical field is constantly changing, with new advances and discoveries every day. It’s important for practicing medical professionals to keep up, and training doesn’t end with medical school. Continuing medical education (CME) refers to a wide variety of educational activities done by practicing physicians after their formal medical school and residency training years. Medical school and other formal training teaches physicians how to care for patients, address societal needs, and be good colleagues (i.e., teaching, administration and leadership); the objective of CME is to maintain these professional standards.

CME activities and required participation are standardized in North America and other countries with a high standard of medical care. (For more information, see the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.) The public sector and medical societies in Haiti have a strong understanding of the importance of standardized CME, and the HME Project is honored to have been invited to work towards that goal, bridging international resources and available templates, Haitian medical practitioners, educators, governmental bodies, and other NGOs.

 

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See also: Curriculum Development, Distance Learning