Continuing education for medical professionals: a reflective model.

  title={Continuing education for medical professionals: a reflective model.},
  author={Stephen Brigley and Yvonne Young and Peter Littlejohns and J. Thomas McEwen},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={73 855},
The Royal Colleges and their Faculties have moved continuing professional development up the agenda of doctors in the UK. The low educational value and failure to change professional practice of much continuing medical education has led to criticism of its emphasis on formal, didactic teaching and academic knowledge. The ubiquitous scientific or technical bias in medical education makes questionable assumptions about the nature of professional knowledge, how professionals learn, and the linkage… CONTINUE READING