Commercial Support: The Last Gasp

It's no longer a question of whether commercial support will be eliminated -- the question is when -- and how stakeholders will accept the transition.

We are in the midst of an overdue transformation in the way medical education is conceived, produced, and funded. In any time of transformation, there are both winners and losers. In this case, the major losers are institutions dependent on commercial funding of CME.

As both a practicing physician and as the owner of an accredited CME provider, I have been an outspoken critic of commercial support, and I have shared thoughts with many medical education leaders. It is increasing

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