Experiments in continuing medical education merit wider reportingBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7152.211a (Published 18 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:211
- Suzanne Savage, Associate dean.,
- Richard Savage, Chair South London Organisation of Vocational Training Schemes.
- Postgraduate General Practice Education, South Thames (East), London SE21 8LT
- Postgraduate Centre, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH
EDITOR—Both Richards's editorial on continuing medical education1 and Towle's article on changes in health care and continuing medical education for the 21st century2 emphasised the importance of self directed learning.12 This can occur only when learners feel confident, supported, and self motivated. Our experience in south London has shown that personal development plans motivate and change clinical practice. Practice development plans share the same strengths …