PHILLIP D. BERTRAM, M.D.
To the editor: Frommeyer's paper (1) in the September 1973 issue lists rational reasons for continuing education. Obviously, programs to build knowledge and self-confidence in physicians, promote better patient care, and reassure politicians that the medical community has not succumbed to the status quo are worthy and necessary. Adopting the best approach to continuing education remains a nebulous affair, however. Various solutions have been proposed, all with some attributes but none without flaws.
The time-honored, albeit unproved, approaches are self-study, which requires considerable time and self-discipline and lacks supervision, and medical meetings. The potential teaching value of most medical meetings
BERTRAM PD. Reading Retreat for Continuing Education. Ann Intern Med. ;84:500. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-500_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):500.
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