Does Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activity Contribute to Learning Gain: An Objective Evaluation

  • Karan GuptaEmail author
  • Dushyant Mandlik
  • Purvi Patel
  • Daxesh Patel
  • Kaustubh D. Patel
Original Article


Continuing medical education (CME) and work-shops go a long way to update and refresh medical education of the medical practitioners and help them to stay updated about latest advances in the medical field which helps them to impart latest and better treatment to the patients. This article aims at reporting the evaluation of the effectiveness of the learning in terms of knowledge gained immediately after the workshop and to objectively quantify the knowledge gain from the CME program. Pre- and post-CME survey of knowledge by the way of multiple choice question questionnaire was used to assess the efficacy of the CME and the learning gain of the participants. 42 participants were included in the assessment of the gain in knowledge after the CME. An increase of 17.9% in the scores of the participants was seen at the end of the CME, with a learning gain of 38%. Educational activity like CME can improve the knowledge base of the intended participants. Further research is required to evaluate if education delivered in a short workshop of this nature is retained for any length of time and if it results in any change in practice that affects health outcomes.


Continuing medical education (CME) Learning gain Assessment Knowledge 


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Conflicts of interest


Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karan Gupta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dushyant Mandlik
    • 1
  • Purvi Patel
    • 1
  • Daxesh Patel
    • 1
  • Kaustubh D. Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Oncology, Aastha Oncology AssociatesHCG Cancer CentreAhmedabadIndia

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