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CME mandatory in Iran -- At least for doctors in private clinics
WentzMiller & Associates Global CME Newsletter

All health professionals in Iran now participate in a government-approved program of continuing education, calling for 125 credit points every 5 years. This is now mandatory for health professionals who have a private clinic, reports Mandana Shirazi, an Iranian PhD student at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.

Credits may be earned in seminars, self-directed learning and congresses; however, 40% of points must be in planned programs focusing on "must knows" in the doctor's area of specialty. Programs are provided by universities and scientific societies.

The Ministry of Health has now formed a CME accreditation board to improve the quality of the CME process.

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