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Government should monitor quality of medical education

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2937
  1. Paolo Vercellini, associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology1,
  2. Paola Viganò, in vitro fertilisation laboratory director2,
  3. Edgardo Somigliana, director, infertility unit3
  1. 1Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università degli Studi, 20135 Milan, Italy
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
  3. 3Fondazione Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan
  1. paolo.vercellini{at}

McCartney warns that “the money that industry spends on wooing doctors with free education is, of course, calculated to yield profitable returns” and urges doctors to select their own education and to pay for it.1 Most doctors want to keep up to date, but they must earn CME (continuing medical education) credits to …

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