Continuing medical education in Wales: a survey of geriatricians

Age and Ageing
M HasanK W Woodhouse


to determine what practising geriatricians in Wales do to continue their education; what they would prefer to do; and what their views are on study leave, resources and funding. questionnaire survey. the principality of Wales. hospital-based, career-grade geriatricians. the overall response rate from a total of 56 questionnaires was 87%. More than half [26 (53%)] of the respondents stated they were able to take only half of their study leave entitlement of 10 days a year. Twenty-five (51%) considered this to be due to service commitment. Geriatricians regarded attendance at routine hospital meetings [47 (96%)] and specialist society meetings [45 (92%)], reading books and journals [49 (100%)] and discussion with colleagues [44 (90%)] as their preferred methods of keeping up to date. Most respondents [44 (90%)] said that the resources and funding required to underpin the system of continuing medical education (CME) should be provided by the employing authority. the many barriers to the continuing education of geriatricians in Wales include service commitments and funding constraints. Geriatricians placed great emphasis on the traditional CME methods such as reading books and journals, attending meetings and conferences and discus...Continue Reading


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