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Continuing Medical Education

Educational Impact Assessment

In addition to conducting evaluations at the conclusion of our education activities, Joslin goes one step further by conducting Educational Impact Assessments (EIAs) -- surveys of CME participants 1 month after they’ve attended our symposia. These surveys tell us if our programs increased participants’ knowledge, and whether our programs caused clinicians to change the way they practice medicine.

The Value of Educational Impact Assessments -- Data from a recent EIA survey, on a symposia participant population of 1,311, demonstrate that on a self-reported basis, the participants who indicated that they planned to modify some aspect of their practice do so.

  • At the end of the symposium, 75% of MDs indicated that they intended to change at least one of six aspects of patient care.
  • Three months later, 54% reported making at least one change.
  • The most significant barrier to change was lack of resources.
  • 92% of MDs agreed that the symposium content helped them improve the management of their patients with diabetes.

Joslin’s CME program is part of Joslin’s Strategic Initiatives Division, which develops and markets innovative programs, products and services that expand the availability of Joslin knowledge and expertise to persons with diabetes and the clinicians who care for them. These include professional medical education, tele-ophthalmology services, disease management, publications and affiliated centers worldwide. All Joslin strategic initiatives are designed to provide user-friendly, practical solutions that enable our clients to meet the challenge of improving both health outcomes and the performance of their operations.

Contact Information

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Page last updated: September 19, 2019