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Urologists Prefer Live CME Activities Over Online

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At the 67th Society of Government Service Urologists (SGSU) Kimbrough Urological Seminar, held from January 15th to 19th, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina, i3 Health conducted a survey of participants regarding the formats in which they wished to receive continuing medical education (CME). Thirty-six individuals completed the survey, of whom 35 (97.2%) were physicians and other prescribers of medication. Results showed that despite the ever-increasing ubiquity of technology in our society, urologists still have the greatest preference for activities that involve live interaction with experts and peers.

Various types of live meetings comprised the most popular formats, including regional conferences (66.7%); local meetings, including grand rounds and visiting professor lectures (61.1%); and national conferences (47.2%).

Of the online formats, enduring online activities such as monographs and videos were the most popular (36.1%), followed by live online activities such as webinars and webcasts (33.3%), which were tied with mobile apps (33.3%). Three respondents (8.3%) expressed an interest in print activities.

The fact that many respondents indicated a preference for multiple educational formats demonstrates the importance of making CME available in a variety of modes and settings.

For More Information

i3 Health (2020). SGSU Kimbrough 2020 survey. Data on file.


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