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April 1, 2008
Survey Finds Support for Board Review, MOC Courses

IDSA’s recent survey of members’ educational needs found strong interest in the Society offering American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) maintenance of certification (MOC) and board review courses.

The survey found 42.5 percent of respondents are enrolled or are planning to enroll in an MOC program for ID certification and would be interested in either a free-standing course or one connected with the Annual Meeting.

The survey, sent to the entire membership this winter, found overall satisfaction with the educational offerings of IDSA’s Annual Meeting. Based on member responses, the Annual Meeting is the premier source for continuing medical education (CME) credit. Aside from live meetings, there is a preference for enduring materials as a CME format.  Those who find the Internet useful for CME prefer self-paced online and online journals as formats. 

Topics with the greatest relevance include:

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • bacterial infections
  • clinical practice guidelines

The survey results will help IDSA plan future educational activities, including the Annual Meeting.

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