The Role of Continuing Medical Education

  • Christina L. Jeng
  • Francine S. Yudkowitz


With the rapid advancement of medical knowledge, it is sometimes difficult for professionals, especially in private practice, to provide medical care in line with the current standard of care. Continuing Medical Education (CME) plays a role in helping anesthesiologists remain up-to-date with emerging science and technology. There are many available CME programs that are presented in a variety of formats, each having their own strengths. Although CME also plays an important role in the recertification process, i.e., Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA), there is no evidence that it actually helps to improve patient care or outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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