The evaluation of continuing medical education: a literature review

Health Educ Monogr. 1977 Winter;5(4):330-62. doi: 10.1177/109019817700500404.


The literature of continuing medical education (CME) program evaluation was reviewed and analyzed. The "State-of-the-art" of CME evaluation is depicted in a series of tables which indicate evaluation methods and results. Evaluation designs providing strong assurances of valid results were not often found. The weakness of most published evaluations limit possible conclusions about the effectiveness of CME.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical, Continuing / methods
  • Education, Medical, Continuing / standards*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • United States