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The Physician as Learner: Linking Research to Practice

Marc S. Nelson, MD, PhD
JAMA. 1995;274(9):775. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530090111036.
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Although medical students might think that the process of learning how to be a physician ends when they finish medical school, those who have been in practice know that, in fact, the learning process never stops. With the publication of this book, the authors have provided a wonderful resource for members of the health care professions who are involved in the process of continuing medical education (CME) for practicing physicians.

The size and scope of medical education in North America is enormous. Interestingly, given the importance of CME, very little has been written on the subject. Although this book often raises more questions than it answers, it provides much useful information.

The book comes as a result of two conferences held in Banff, Alberta, and Beaver Creek, Colo, that focused on important issues and questions in CME. The book has three parts. The first focuses on physicians as learners. It


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