Patients as Teachers

“If CME doesn't make any difference to patients, why are we doing it?”

Should patient involvement be a criteria for accreditation of CME programs? Should CME leaders model patient involvement by including patients in their advisory groups? These were a few of the provocative questions raised by Angela Towle, PhD, director, MD Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in her article “Shifting the Culture of CME: W

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