For many of us, our perceived notion is that our doctors spent a minimum of 8 years going to medical school and then went on to become your physician and that was that.
As a Grey's Anatomy fan, the television series, not the book, I often wondered how they get the cases for some of those shows and more importantly how the doctors keep up with emerging medical issues.
Have you tried to call your doctors office to schedule an appointment between the hours of 12pm-1pm, only to say they are out to lunch? Well my good people it's not to say that they mindlessly stuffing their face.
What you probably didn't know is that after medical school your trusty doctors are required to have a certain number of hours of continuing medical education to retain their license to practice medicine.
A lot of traditional hospitals offer these courses over the lunch hour. But what happens if a doctor is in surgery all day or they simply have another matter to attend too?
Hopsitals are increasingly accomodating these needs and putting their lectures on-line. This not only means they are accessible to the doctors but also for the general public. So if you are ever interested in viewing or knowing a doctor who might want to see what other hospitals are doing or need to earn credits, check out this continuing medical education page from a local hospital here in Southern California.