Friday, August 21, 2009

Careers in CME (continuing medical education)

What's happening in the CME (continuing medical education) industry these days? Most physicians need CME for relicensure, so there will always be a need for CME. Pharmacists and nurses also need continuing education credits/units, but who pays for CME/CE when so much free CME/CE is readily available?

If you're interested in pursing a career in CME, you may wish to start by exploring some of the CME-related groups on LinkedIn. You may also want to explore the "CME Career Center" at the Alliance for CME (ACME) website, which can be found here:
(There aren't many jobs currently posted as of today)
For Employers: Target a focused audience of qualified CME professionals, post your jobs, search resumes or create a resume agent to get automatic email notification whenever a candidate matches your criteria.

For Job Seekers: Make your resume work for you 24 hours a day/7 days a week! Post your resume confidentially if you choose, search job listings and activate the job agent to have select jobs come to your inbox. And best of all, these services are free!
On a personal note, I'd like to add my 2 cents about industry-supported CME: I'm not sure that this is the best time to enter the CME industry. These are some turbulent times for medical education providers that primarily focus on industry-supported certified CME. Many proposals are floating around to change (or even eliminate) industry-supported CME. I don't think that industry-supported CME will ever disappear, but I do think we'll see some significant changes over the next few years. Stay tuned...

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