Why continuing medical education is not a commodity

We need to move away from producing one-size-fits-all CME, and develop high-quality activities that employ new formats to improve patient care.

In several recent conversations, I heard CME referred to as a commodity. I knew that this wasn't the case … but I took some time to do a little research. According to one Internet dictionary, here are the primary definitions of commodity:

  • Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantage.

  • An article of trade or commerce, especially an agricultural or mining product that can be processed and resold.

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