The increased prevalence of technology in today's society has opened up numerous windows for alternative methods of continuing medical education (CME). However, according to a survey conducted by i3 Health at the 67th Society of Government Service Urologists (SGSU) Kimbrough Urological Seminar held in Charlotte, North Carolina, in January 2020, live meetings still remain the preferred CME format among urologists.
Surveys were completed by 36 individuals, of whom 35 (97.2%) were physicians and other prescribers of medication. The results showed that participants had the greatest preference for regional conferences (66.7%), with interest also expressed in local meetings, including grand rounds and visiting professor lectures (61.1%), and national conferences (47.2%).
Respondents also conveyed interest in enduring online activities such as monographs and videos (36.1%), live online activities such as webinars and webcasts (33.3%), mobile apps (33.3%), and print activities (8.3%).
While live meetings were revealed as the preferred format, the interest expressed in online and technology-based learning underscores the need for diverse platforms and settings for CME activities. Visit i3health.com to learn more about free live meetings and online CME!
i3 Health (2020). SGSU Kimbrough 2020 survey. Data on file.