Did you know that there are subscription programs that allow participants to take free CME for medical assistants? It’s true! These programs are increasingly popular as medical professionals are always looking for ways to improve and update their medical knowledge and understanding – and create better patient outcomes.
Not sure if CME is for you? Here’s how continuing medical education can benefit you, your fellow providers, and your patients:
Offering Better Patient Care
How often do medical technology, technique, and terminology change? If you work in the medical field, you already know that the answer to this question is “all the time”! With so many changes, it is no wonder that many providers and assistants feel out of the loop and worried about staying up to date.
The best way to do this is to hone your skills and deepen your knowledge with continuing education. This education can help you bridge any gaps in your knowledge and ensure that you are always ready to provide excellent patient care.
Advancing Provider Careers
In addition to providing better care for patients, you can also improve your own career and future prospects through continuing education. Those who have more extensive education can offer patients the kind of care they need, as well as work more effectively with other providers. As such, these are the assistants and providers who get paid more, get promoted more often, and are more likely to get hired.
Meeting Licensing Criteria and Maintaining Certification
Depending on where you live and work, you might have more extensive certification and licensing requirements than other people in your same position. This is because these requirements are dictated by state and sometimes even local government or private agencies. Ensure that you are ready to serve by continuing your education this year!
There are so many reasons to improve your understanding and sharpen your skills through continuing medical education. Talk to your senior provider about what they might like for you to pursue and how it can benefit you. You might be surprised!