Internet-Based Continuing Medical Education in Otolaryngology: A Survey of Canadian Otolaryngologists

Robert J. Hamilton, Tanya Pinto, Michele Carr

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Objective: To assess the readiness of the Canadian otolaryngology community for an on-line continuing medical education (CME) program. Methods: Data were obtained through surveys mailed to members of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Results: Two hundred and eight of 321 (65%) surveys were returned. Seventy-six percent of the respondents indicated that they would be interested in participating in an on-line CME course. A greater proportion of younger otolaryngologists and those with community-based practices were interested in participating. A greater number of those with an academic practice were found to have convenient access to the Internet, the ability to post images on-line, and encountered cases they felt worthy of discussion and were willing to instruct/facilitate future on-line CME. Ninety-three percent of respondents described having easy access to the Internet, but only 32% said that they have the equipment necessary to post computed tomographic scans/audiograms on-line. Twenty-three percent had previous computer-based CME experience. Sinusitis and related topics were of greatest interest, with hearing loss/ear surgery and oncology following respectively. Conclusions: The data suggest that on-line CME would be welcomed and are feasible in the Canadian otolaryngology community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology
Volume32
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

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Continuing Medical Education
Otolaryngology
Internet
Sinusitis
Hearing Loss
Ear
Neck
Head
Otolaryngologists
Surveys and Questionnaires
Equipment and Supplies

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Hamilton, Robert J. ; Pinto, Tanya ; Carr, Michele. / Internet-Based Continuing Medical Education in Otolaryngology : A Survey of Canadian Otolaryngologists. In: Journal of Otolaryngology. 2003 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 239-244.
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Internet-Based Continuing Medical Education in Otolaryngology : A Survey of Canadian Otolaryngologists. / Hamilton, Robert J.; Pinto, Tanya; Carr, Michele.

In: Journal of Otolaryngology, Vol. 32, No. 4, 01.08.2003, p. 239-244.

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