The average physician is missing 44% of basic medical knowledge

With medical knowledge expanding exponentially, it’s harder and harder for already time-strapped physicians to keep up. These knowledge gaps make it difficult for physicians to make the best decisions for their patients, leading to subpar care. Here’s what we found when we reviewed data from over 5,000 physicians who took a baseline assessment for basic internal medicine concepts. The good news? These same physicians achieved a 66% increase on their post-tests, indicating that a little education – when done correctly – can make a big difference.

 

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