New Online—Continuing Medical Education
Doctors, nurses, and dietitians need the latest information on diet and disease prevention. To help health care professionals stay up to date, PCRM has launched a new Web site offering continuing medical education credits. The Web site, NutritionCME.org, is cosponsored by PCRM and the George Washington University Medical Center.
NutritionCME courses cover cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bone health, and obesity. Credits are available for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and other health care providers.
Unlike most continuing medical education programs, NutritionCME is noncommercial. Continuing medical education programs have increasingly become dependent on financial support from medical device and pharmaceutical companies. An article in the March 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association noted that “commercial funding may inherently distort education and practice to the detriment of physicians and patients.”
If you are a health care professional looking to stay current with the latest in nutrition, please visit NutritionCME.org.