Continuing Education for the Health Professions

Richard L. Egan, MD
JAMA. 1985;254(4):553. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360040109045.
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This book provides a detailed and comprehensive review of the important title subject. The contents are epitomized by the book's subtitle, Developing, Managing, and Evaluating Programs for Maximum Impact on Patient Care. This work is an outgrowth of a joint project of the Veterans Administration and the Association of American Medical Colleges, designed to define the principles underlying quality continuing education and to translate them into a set of workable criteria and standards.

The four editors and 13 additional contributors have written according to their special competencies. Despite the number of contributors, there is order and consistency because of the logical organization of the contents. A foreword describes the importance of the subject and the origins of the book within the Veterans Administration. The preface states the purpose of the book as "to aid everyone who has responsibility for planning and implementing continuing education in all health professions" and includes


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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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