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Self-assessment in Lifelong Learning and Improving Performance in Practice:  Physician Know Thyself

F. Daniel Duffy, MD; Eric S. Holmboe, MD
JAMA. 2006;296(9):1137-1139. doi:10.1001/jama.296.9.1137.
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A self-regulating profession holds its members accountable to the public it serves for the continuous development of the competencies they profess to hold. A central component of physician competence is professionalism, which requires lifelong learning that leads to improved performance in practice. A medical profession accomplishes accountability by providing its members periodic measurement of performance using reliable and valid instruments and judging performance against evidence-based standards, providing graduate and continuing medical education (CME) programs that advance members' knowledge and skills to meet these standards, and publicly certifying those who do so.

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The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
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