Within the field of health, it is mandatory to have an academic training. Although a mistake that some make is to think that once they graduate from university it is no longer necessary to continue with the preparation. In reality, continuing medical education never ends and it is always necessary to keep up to date. In this way, you can learn about the latest innovations for your own benefit and also for your patients.
New knowledge, the introduction of new technologies, epidemiological trends, as well as the appearance of chronic diseases coupled with the aging of the population and the large amount of available information generated even by the patients themselves through the use of mobile technology, smart watches, applications and self-monitoring tools, represents a challenge for health professionals.
Today, patients need to be more and more informed. Currently it is estimated that 80 percent of the users of Internet seek medical or health-related information. While nine out of ten of these searches are through browsers and the most searched topics are about medical conditions and treatments. The problem is that of the thousands of sites that exist in the network, some do not have reliable and updated information.
Consequently, this context requires that the doctor of the XXI century stay informed, not only to consume knowledge but also to produce, criticize and transform it. For this reason, it is important that the health professional receives the necessary and adequate resources so that they can expand their learning skills and in this way, provide better patient care.
How Continuing Medical Education Can Be Boosted
In this sense, the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, committed to the continuing education of the medical community in Mexico, launches the initiative: Future Health Experts, Programa de Residente by AbbVie. It is an innovative complementary comprehensive training course, which seeks to share useful tools that strengthen clinical practice in the areas of oncology, rheumatology, dermatology, nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology and ophthalmology.
Regarding this project, Omar Tomey, medical director of AbbVie Mexico, comments that “the constant scientific and technical advance in the health field requires that health professionals develop the necessary skills to face the various challenges posed by non-chronic diseases. communicable as well as autoimmune diseases, therefore it is essential to provide tools to doctors so that they can carry out their medical practice ”.
In this regard, according to the American Academy of Medicine, continuing medical education is a process that must be constant throughout professional life. Hence, in the last 15 years it has become increasingly important, due to the impact that the practice has suffered as a result of changes in the educational, social and political spheres. Since, regardless of the degree, it constitutes, together with ethical principles, the pillars of professionalism.
For his part, Dr. Omar Tomey, medical director of AbbVie Mexico, said that he hopes it will be a program that pays for the training of doctors because continuing education for primary care and in the different specialties must always be the best quality.
The Future Health Experts continuing medical education program will begin the second week of November and registration will be possible from October. Although if you are interested you can register in the following link to save your place.