This is being republished from NonClinicalJobs.com
The other day, I was speaking with a physician about job
opportunities in the CME (continuing medical education) industry. There
are fewer jobs in CME compared to 5 or even 3 years ago. Why?
year, quite a few medical education companies got out of the CME
industry. Some of them simply closed doors and went out of business
while others shifted their focus to non-certified education (such as
promotional education, consumer health education, etc.).
know many physicians currently working in the CME industry. They are
"CME professionals" and some even have the designation of being a
"Certified CME Professional" or CCMEP.
community is getting smaller each year, so that has its share of
advantages and disadvantages. CME will never go away, but the
traditional model of industry-supported CME is evolving and it's hard to
know what CME will look like in 10 years. The AMA has been pushing for
point-of-care (POC) CME and also performance improvement (PI) CME. These
are very different from your traditional didactic lectures or clinical
I still enjoy the challenges
associated with the CME industry, so that's one of the main reasons why I
continue to stay in the CME industry. I also have the opportunity to
leverage technology to improve education and I find it fascinating to
stay current on the latest clinical developments in the world of
biomedical research and clinical science. If you enjoy the science of
medicine but you're thinking about leaving the world of clinical
medicine, the CME industry could be a right fit. However, it's also
important to stay adaptable in this ever-changing environment of CME.