After many years of hard work at medical school, recently graduated students may like to believe that they have finally completed their education. However, since medical practice and treatments are constantly evolving, doctors are required to receive periodic supplementary education in order to maintain their practices.
This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Atul Grover discusses continuing medical education and its importance for both physicians and their patients. Grover serves as chief public policy officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that, despite healthcare spending that has reached nearly $3 trillion each year in the U.S., few general medicine programs around the country are teaching new physicians to practice cost-conscious care.
A survey of nearly 300 residency programs around the U.S revealed that the vast majority of healthcare providers believe it’s their responsibility to help decrease rising costs.