Objective: To assess the influence of a continuing medical education (CME) course on knowledge acquired and potential to change clinical management or opinion.
Study design: During the annual Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting, a survey consisting of 11 knowledge-based, 10 management plan, and 8 opinion questions was administered at the start and completion of the CME course. Chi-square and Fisher exact test were used, and p < 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: The survey was administered electronically to 394 attendees. Questions assessing knowledge showed significant improvement with 91% (10/11) of queries. Purported management changed significantly with 60% (6/10) scenarios and opinions in 62% (5/8) of clinical situations.
Conclusion: A survey done at the completion of a course indicates that CME improves knowledge and can change management and opinions. The prolonged benefits of CME need to be investigated.
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