Background Paper

No. 73

The Medical Education of Physicians
February 17, 2010

Author

Jonathan Saxton, Consultant

Summary

This background paper provides a descriptive overview of the process of education, licensing, certification, and continuing education involved in becoming and continuing to practice as a physician.

Related Materials

See also a related Forum publication: "Physician Assessment: Measuring Competence and Performance" (Background Paper No. 74, May 11, 2010).

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