Florida Doctor

2018 Summer issue

Florida Doctor Magazine. Helping Doctors to a better practice and better life

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S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 35 we know. completing continuing medical education (CME) is not always at the top of your list of favorite things to do. particularly when regulatory boards and licensing authorities impose seemingly arbitrary and cumbersome requirements that may seem irrelevant to your everyday practice. With the resulting box-checking, credit-counting and searching for mysterious "mandatory" education, it is no wonder that physicians are le scratching their heads, wondering about the point of it all. row in the fact that Florida has an official continuing education tracking system (CE Broker) tied in with the renewal of healthcare licenses, and it is a potential recipe for confusion. Yet, we can all agree that when done well, CME can and should be an invaluable tool for busy healthcare practitioners challenged to stay abreast of advancements in the field, changing practice guide- lines and rapidly evolving research and technology. e bottom line is that participation in accredited CME helps physicians maintain their Florida license, earn board certification status and fulfill credentialing requirements. ere is no doubt that a healthcare system without CME would be a much less effective and scarier place to be for patients. 10 For Florida Doctors To Make the Most of CME Opportunities TIPS BETTER PRACTICE: Business Strategies OK Bryan Campbell and Melissa Carter S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 35 >>

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