Recipe for CME

How do you cook CME?  Maybe simmer KOL in a venue sauce and add enduring material to taste?  And how do you select your ingredients?  Are you a student of food theory or do you just feel your way through?

Well, I’m supposed to be scientifically-minded, so my pantry is full of evidence-based options.  Wait…did I say full?  I meant I know these four things:

  1. Live activities are more savory than print
  2. You’ll make a better soup with multi-media
  3. Multiple tastes are preferred to just one
  4. Case-based discussions are the most important seasoning

According to Marinopolous SS, et al. that’s all we’ve got to work with.  When you don’t know who’s coming to dinner, how hungry they are, or any of their possible dietary restrictions, you’ve got to make CME magic using only these four things. That’s pretty bleak.

Why don’t we know more?  Too few studies with no standardization and very little reliability or validity data to support findings.  Us outcome experts may all be wearing toques, but apparently only make french fries.

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2 responses to “Recipe for CME

  1. “Despite the broad range of continuing medical education (CME) offerings aimed at educating practicing physicians through the provision of up-to-date clinical information, physicians commonly overuse, under-use, and misuse therapeutic and diagnostic interventions” –I view this quote from the article as the secret sauce (to extend your culinary theme). I believe we spend way too much time on nudging formats and making minor adjustments to an already broken system. I suggest a scorched earth approach to current CME content paradigms and a refocus on creating value-based treatment algorithms based on the full therapeutic-cycle of patient care. And while the flames continue to simmer I will gently toast a few marshmallows 🙂

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