BMJ Group announced today at Arab Health 2009 that the Group has signed an agreement with the Saudi Pediatric Association (SPA) to provide a customised on-line medical education service for the Association’s 1500 members.
The service is available through a new BMJ Learning Channel for the SPA: http://learning.bmj.com/spa . This provides SPA members with online access to over 440 learning modules dealing with everyday issues in primary care and hospital medicine. All are peer-reviewed and based on the latest medical evidence and the site will be updated regularly with additional modules and content.
BMJ Learning is one of the world’s largest and most trusted independent online learning and course providers for medical professionals in over 100 countries. In the Middle East BMJ Learning is already deployed by The Department of Health and Medical Services Dubai, The Oman Medical Specialty Board, The Iranian Ministry of Health National Consortium and The Ministry of Health in Bahrain. It has also been formally endorsed for Continuous Medical Education (CME) accreditation by the Department of Health and Medical Services Dubai and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi.
Other organisations in different parts of the world that use BMJ Learning for CME accreditation include the Malaysian Medical Association, The Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Dr. Khaled Hussein of the Saudi Pediatric Association said: “Continuous Medical Education is critical in providing the best possible health care for our patients. We are delighted to be in partnership with the BMJ Group so that our members now have access to the latest independent relevant medical information from around the world”.
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