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Research in Medical Education 2011, 3(1): 11-16 Back to browse issues page
Continuing Medical Education: Traditional or Electronic
H Solhi, A Cyrus, A Noroozi, I Sedighi *
, sedighi@umsha.ac.ir
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  Introduction: Many of those who are eligible for continuing medical education (CME) in order to participating in current method of education have to temporary leave their jobs. Also cost, exhaustion of the trip and lack of proper yield are some other problems. it is believed that efficiency of CME courses maybe improved by using of electronic- CME. Nowadays, in many countries new "e-courses" have become available but up to now e-learning has not been routinely used in Iran.

  This study by considering of eligible physicians attitude about electroric – CME has been done.

  Methods: in this cross – sectional descriptive study which started from September 2007 until February 2009 in Arak,664 persons who are eligible for continuing medical education (CME) were studied. Data were collected by a self - designed questionnaire, validity and reliability was determined respectively by content validity & Alpha kronbakh ( : -/85) results were analysed by using T-test and SPSS soft ware (version 16).

  Results: 644 eligible physicians participated in this study.(152 via internet and 492 verbally). Concerning the best method of Continuing medical education(CME) more than %39.6(n=230) choose collected course and 10.7%(n=62) collected electronic CME. Inability of using computer by female is more than male but there was no significant differences among diferent age groups based on questionnaire.

  Conclusion: Most responders considered collected courses as high yield ones which refers to the fact that omission of these programs is not in accordance with the their wishes.

Keywords: Continuing medical education, Self-teaching, Reeducation, e-learning
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Solhi H, Cyrus A, Noroozi A, Sedighi I. Continuing Medical Education: Traditional or Electronic. Research in Medical Education. 2011; 3 (1) :11-16
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Volume 3, Number 1 (4-2011) Back to browse issues page
پژوهش در آموزش علوم پزشکی Research in Medical Education