CPD

In order to practice appropriately throughout their professional life, doctors must remain up-to-date, which entails engaging in some form of CPD (Continuing  Professional Development). To deliver the highest quality of patient care, continuing professional development (CPD) is essential. The content of CPD must be directed towards enhancing roles and competencies (both clinical skills and theoretical knowledge), and organization of work (team building and leadership), communication, medical ethics, teaching, research and administration.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) designates the period of education and training of doctors commencing after completion of basic medical education and postgraduate training, thereafter extending throughout each doctor’s professional working life. However, CPD is a much more far-reaching activity throughout the continuum of medical education. The former term Continuing Medical Education (CME) has been replaced by Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The new term reflects both the wider context in which this phase of medical education takes place, and signifies that the responsibility to conduct CPD rests with the profession and the individual doctor. Law and jurisdiction rarely regulate CPD. Where regulations do exist, these are flexible, even in countries demanding re-licensure or reregistration of doctors in practice.

The organization of CPD varies hugely from country to country. A basic assumption is that the profession itself bears a major responsibility for CPD, with medical associations and other professional organizations functioning as major initiators, providers and promoters of CPD in many countries. It encompasses medical updates, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, symposia, Skills training, Group work and research articles.

Keeping in view its immense importance and global trends, Muslim Medical Mission started conducting educational sessions for doctors and other health care professionals in 2005 i.e., long before the PM&DC CME credit program. In past, thousands of healthcare professionals (HCPs) benefited from such activities across the country.

In addition to various seminars, symposia, and workshops, MMM has conducted 10 Annual National Medical Conferences of two days duration with attendance of approximately 500 Professionals per conference. Each conference was on a different theme consisting of thematic sessions, clinical symposia, interactive sessions, workshops and scientific papers. During various scientific sessions the experts from across the country shared their experiences and expertise with healthcare professionals to suffice their felt needs.

 

CPD report