UF Faculty Join International Partners To Launch Continuing Medical Education for Haitian Physicians (UF Health)

UF Faculty Join International Partners To Launch Continuing Medical Education for Haitian Physicians

Two University of Florida faculty members have joined Haitian partners in an effort to bring much-needed continuing medical education opportunities to Haiti’s physicians. Continuing medical education, or CME, which is designed to help physicians stay up-to-date with new medical knowledge, has never before been offered to Haiti’s medical doctors.

“Haiti has a variety of important health problems and substantial morbidity and mortality. A key to tackling these problems is to have competent physicians who are up-to-date and are practicing evidence-based medicine,” said Arch Mainous, Ph.D., a professor in the department of health services research, management and policy in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Mainous and Madsen Beau de Rochars, M.D., M.P.H., a UF research assistant professor of health services research, management and policy, serve as international partners of the Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population’s Joint Committee on Continuing Medical Education. Chaired by Haiti’s Minister of Health, Alex Larsen, M.D., the committee also includes government officials, medical school deans and presidents of specialty societies in Haiti.

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