CME Conferences are perfect opportunities to let medical students and everyone involved in the field learn some new ideas and invigorate some values not usually taught in a very busy, rigid medical curriculum of a university. With bringing people in the field together and exposing to the students what is really out there, they will be educated in a different and more significant way. Revolutionizing and changing the old ways of medical education can also start and spark the interest of students and the educators in these medical education conferences.
Studying medicine can be really tough. You travel into a world where it is all about cure and care. You study about the anatomy, the physiology and how the body works, and how do you provide a solution when these body systems’ functions begin to go off. And then there’s the pathology and how do you rid a person from the disease— how do you kill the disease. It is fascinating, at the same time, overwhelming.
Educators and Administrators
Medical school educators and administrators are so busy giving academic work loads to their students. Medical students, in turn, spend so much time trying to digest all these facts about the human body and other areas of science and medicine. They stress about exams and passing each semester of medical school, and trying to retain the knowledge they have for practice. There is just so much that it is too much. It is a very busy and loaded environment that it becomes different from what you would expect before you actually enrolled yourself in a medical institution in order to study medicine. There are just so many things to think about that you cannot think of anything else besides your medical textbooks. People in the academe start to lose or forget the main reason why they are really there.
Students start to realize that when things get tough in medical school, they could no longer see the “human factor” in what they are doing. Instead of being “human” that care and help other people, medical school seems to be turning them into robots that mechanically kill a disease, or, a computer system that after scanning for a diagnosis, would print out a prescription on what medicine to buy.
Now, this is where the importance of medical education conferences comes in. These are extra-curricular activities for students. Attending these conferences is outside a medical student’s academic requirements. They are not obliged to join these kinds of gatherings, but, educational institutions must know the impact of what these conferences could make to a student currently taking up medicine. In fact, they must hold, host, and support these conferences. They should provide these avenues to their students and encourage them to participate.
Now, professionals in the field have been revolutionizing the entire health care system to become more patient-centered. Continuing Medical Education (CME) strives to change the healthcare system into something that provides only top-notch quality healthcare to the community. These medical education conferences must be centered in compassion—in human compassion, a compassion for the community. Read more »