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Continuous Medical Education – Survey Results

As technology progresses, so does the way we share information. IVF-Worldwide is in contact with over 65,000 experts in the field, including gynecologists, embryologists and nurses. It is our top priority to make sure that you are receiving the information you want in the way that is most convenient for you.

IVF-Worldwide published a survey on the topic of Continuous Medical Education aimed at identifying the educational needs and preferences of the IVF community. Over 2,000 IVF professionals completed the survey and the results are summarized in this document.

Summary of results:

  • ~80% of the respondents prefer attending more intimate conferences (less than 200 people)
  • Over 80% would like to see lectures from industry symposia online
  • Only ~20% feel that visiting to the exhibition area at a conference adds to their medical education
  • ~70% spend only 1-2 hours in the exhibition area during the entire conference
  • Almost 70% receive at least half of their educational content electronically
  • Only about 20% visit pharmaceutical company websites more often than monthly to learn about their products or receive updates about advancements in the field
  • 99% are or maybe interested in joining a "Virtual University" on IVF-Worldwide for reproductive medicine education

 

Respondents to the survey:

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Is accredited continuing medical education (CME) mandatory in your country?

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How important is accredited CME to you?

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What accredited CME activities do you find most useful and relevant to your practice?

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What accredited CME activities do you find most useful and relevant to your practice?

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What type of conference do you prefer to attend?

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When reviewing a conference presentation webcast, do you prefer to listen to:

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When attending a large conference, what has the most educational value to you?

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Would you like to see lectures from industry symposia online?

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How much does the visit to the exhibition area at a conference add to your medical education?

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In general, how long do you spend in the exhibition area during the entire conference?

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What percent of your educational content do you receive electronically (emails, online journals, websites, etc.)?

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How often do you visit pharmaceutical company websites to learn more about their products or receive updates about advancements in the field?

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On IVF-Worldwide.com, what is your preferred section for receiving educational content?

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We are now in the process of establishing a free "Virtual University" on IVF-Worldwide for reproductive medicine education. Would you be interested in joining?

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We are expanding our online video library for presentations and educational material. Would you be interested in using this library for receiving educational content?

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Would it make a difference to you if the educational material was CME accredited?

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Would you recommend using a "general informed consent" that includes text explanations as well as supporting animations and videos that patients would sign prior to their visit at your clinic?

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Do you think a mobile app would make it easier for you to access the IVF-Worldwide website?

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Please select one of the following categories that would best describe your current practice:

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