Publications Conference Proceedings: Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Continuing education (CE) of health professionals is essential to the health of all Americans. With accelerating advances in health information and technology, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals must maintain and improve their knowledge and skills throughout their careers in order to provide safe, effective, and high quality healthcare for their patients. Yet continuing education in the health professions is in disarray. To address concerns about CE, the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation convened a conference on “Continuing Education in the Health Professions.” Suzanne W. Fletcher, M.D., M.Sc., Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School, served as chair.