In his famous book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell puts forward the “10,000-Hour Rule.”
This rule states that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in any skill. Though this rule is widely contested, it is a useful way to think about the importance of physician CME courses.
Extensive practice is needed in order to attain and maintain expertise in the medical field. 10,000 hours is merely a starting point for physician’s medical education. Continuing medical education critical for the acquisition of up-to-date information and the development of crucial skills. Here are 4 techniques that your organization can implement in order to provide high-quality activities for physicians.
4 Tips for Developing CME Courses for Physicians
- Identify instructional goals: Analyzing data, writing learning objectives, and identifying opportunities for educational growth are critical for developing CME courses. Once you know what your goals are, you can make more informed and intentional decisions when developing course materials.
- Prioritize Instructional Design: The best physician CME courses match the instructional goals with the design of the material. It’s important to remember that well-designed courses are likely to keep the learner engaged and interested.
- Utilize Development Tools: Creating rich e-learning modules can involve many resources and tools. Development tools such as Articulate, Captivate, Lectora. Presenter, Raptivity, Storyboard, Udutu can make all the difference in creating the best CME courses.
- Remain SCORM-Compliant: Finally, it’s crucial to ensure that your educational material is SCORM-compliant and, as a result, will operate with a wide range of e-learning software. This encourages the maximum return on CME courses by allowing wide and continued use.
EthosCE is the industry-leading, SCORM-compliant learning management system designed to automate and modernize the delivery of continuing education in the health professions. We work closely with leading medical associations, academic centers, and health systems to optimize their technology infrastructure and create an easy-to-use and intuitive environment for learners and CME administrators alike. For more information about EthosCE, please contact us at 267-234-7401.