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  • Research Article   
  • J Community Med Health Educ 2018, Vol 8(1): 588
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000588

Continuing Medical Education for Community and Hospital Physicians in Israel

Peleg R1,2*, Kaplan D3, Tandeter H1,2 and Shvartzman P1,2
1Department of Family Medicine, Siaal Research Center for Family Medicine and Primary Care, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
2Health Care Services, Clalit Health Service Organisation, , Israel
3Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center, , Beer-Sheva, Israel
*Corresponding Author : Peleg R, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer-Sheva, 84105, Israel, Tel: 972-8-6477436, Fax: 972-8-6477636, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 28, 2018 / Accepted Date: Feb 08, 2018 / Published Date: Feb 12, 2018


Background: In this study we aimed to evaluate Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities of primary care physicians.
Methods: An e-mail questionnaire, based on the Jefferson Scale of Physician Life Long Learning (JSPLL), was sent to hospital- and community-based physicians in the Negev District.
Results: Eighty eight hospital-based physicians (38% response rate) and 118 community-based physicians (31% response) participated in the study. Hospital physicians participated more in annual meetings of professional medical associations (P<0.0001). They also gave more talks at professional meetings and took part more in research studies (P<0.0001). The variables that predicted the upper tertile of the most updated physicians were age (OR=0.947; 95% CI 0.926-0.968), male gender (OR=2.502; 95% CI 1.019-4.268), and active participation in teaching (OR=4.013; 95% CI 1.347-11.954).
Conclusion: Both hospital and community physicians have a high level of access to medical journals and the Internet, but CME activities have been adapted more by hospital physicians.

Keywords: Continuing medical education; Community and hospital based education; Life- long medical education

Citation: Peleg R, Kaplan D, Tandeter H, Shvartzman P (2018) Continuing Medical Education for Community and Hospital Physicians in Israel. J Community Med Health Educ 8: 588. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000588

Copyright: © 2018 Peleg R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.