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A brief overview of continuing medical education projects

With the continuous improvement of China's economic conditions, medical and scientific technologies have also achieved rapid development, and life-long medical education system has also become better. As an important part of life-long medical education, continuing medical education is becoming increasingly important. It plays a critical role in improving the expertise and comprehensive quality of hospital staff, and is conducive to their career development and life-long education. Strengthened management of continuing medical education projects can also improve construction of medical disciplines and scientific research level, and is an important way to expand the influence of the hospital.

The Hospital attaches great importance to continuing medical education projects and has introduced a series of incentives for project application with the implementation of scientific management on all kinds of continuing medical education programs. It has been working to constantly learn from past experiences, optimize various procedures of continuing medical education, strictly control the application process, enhance supervision of process, set up an evaluation system, strengthen funds management, implement the branding strategy and reinforce classified management, in a bid to achieve better management of projects. The volume and quality of continuing medical education projects have been increasing every year. By the end of the "13th Five-Year Period", the Hospital had undertaken 21 national continuing medical education projects and 40 provincial continuing medical education projects.


Credit Management for Continuing Medical Education

Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Continuing Medical Education and Related Documents of the Second Hospital of Shandong University


Catalogue

I. Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Continuing Medical Education in

 Shandong Province

II. Standards for Granting Credits for Continuing Medical Education in Shandong Province

III. Supplementary Provisions on Continuing Medical Education of the Second Hospital of Shandong University


Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Continuing Medical Education in Shandong Province


Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1  These Rules are hereby formulated, based on the actual situation of the province, to implement the regulations of the Ministry of Health, the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, as well as the Interim Provisions on Continuing Education for Professionals of Shandong Province, establish and improve the system of continuing medical education, improve the innovation ability and expertise of healthcare professionals in Shandong province, and better meet the needs of the development of socialist public health services.

Article 2  Continuing medical education (including continuing education of traditional Chinese medicine, similarly hereinafter) is an important part of the construction of a healthcare professional force. It must follow the guidance of Deng Xiaoping Theory, fit well with the development of medical science and technology and the actual needs of the society, and orient towards modernization, globalization and future construction.

Article 3  Continuing medical education refers to a life-long education that focuses on the learning of new theories, new knowledge, new technologies and new methods after postgraduate medical education. It aims to ensure that healthcare professionals can maintain due professional ethics throughout their career, constantly improve their work competence and expertise, improve the quality of service, meet the needs of the development of medical science and technology and health services, and provide people with better health services.

Article 4 The objects of the continuing medical education in the province are healthcare professionals who have completed postgraduate medical education from medical institutions of any kind or have obtained intermediate or above professional titles, as well as primary healthcare professionals of all kinds who have not participated in standardized training for resident doctors. Participating in continuing medical education is the due right and obligation of healthcare professionals.

Article 5  Health, HR and administrative departments at all levels shall strengthen their leadership in continuing medical education and issue rules on conditions and institutional construction. All medical and health institutions, medical colleges and academic organizations shall regard continuing medical education as an important task and work, and take measures to ensure its implementation.


Chapter II Organization and Management

Article 6  A whole-industry management mechanism shall be adopted for continuing medical education. Health administrative departments at all levels shall break the boundaries of administrative subordination relationship and ownership among medical and health institutions, make full use of all kinds of health and medical education resources, mobilize all parties and strengthen the planning, leadership and management of continuing medical education.

Article 7 Shandong Provincial Committee for Continuing Medical Education (hereinafter referred to as "the Committee") shall be responsible for the leadership, coordination, organization and management of continuing medical education in the province under the leadership of the Health Department of Shandong Province and the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Shandong Province. The Committee is composed of leaders and experts from the Health Department, the Human Resources and Social Security Department, relevant municipal health bureaus, medical colleges, academic organizations and medical and health entities. The functions of the Committee are:

1. To formulate the overall plan and implementation plan for the province's continuing medical education;

2. To formulate implementation rules and corresponding policies and measures according to relevant regulations of continuing education;

3. To be Responsible for the organization, application, preliminary evaluation and recommendation of national continuing medical education programs; be responsible for the appraisal of provincial continuing medical education programs, with the appraisal results serving as the basis for the approval and publication of the Health Department of Shandong Province.

4. To be responsible for the preliminary evaluation and recommendation of state-level continuing medical education bases within Shandong Province; be responsible for the appraisal of provincial continuing medical education bases, with the appraisal results serving as the basis for approval and publication by the Health Department of Shandong Province;

5. To organize and guide the compilation, publication and distribution of text and audio-visual textbooks for continuing medical education, and be responsible for the implementation of remote education;

6. To guide, inspect and evaluate the continuing medical education work of the whole province. The Committee consists of an office, a number of disciplinary groups and a provincial continuing medical education center. The office is responsible for the guidance, coordination, organization, implementation and daily management of the province's continuing medical education. The disciplinary groups, composed of experts, are responsible for providing guidance on continuing education for corresponding disciplines and specialties. The provincial continuing medical education center is responsible for the routine and technical management work assigned by the Committee and the office.

Article 8  Authorities in all cities shall strengthen the leadership, organization and coordination of local continuing medical education work, and implement the plans and requirements of continuing medical education issued by the province. All counties (cities, districts) and related medical and health entities shall do well in the organization, assessment and registration of continuing medical education activities for healthcare professionals.

Article 9  All relevant entities shall provide necessary conditions for healthcare professionals to participate in continuing medical education. Healthcare professionals shall take an active part in continuing medical education activities, obey the arrangement of the affiliations, and accept assessment. During the study period, they can enjoy the salary, insurance and welfare treatment stipulated by the state and the affiliations. After receiving continuing medical education, they are obliged to better serve the affiliation.


Chapter III Contents and Forms

Article 10  Continuing medical education shall focus on newly developed theories, new knowledge, new technologies and new methods concerning medical science and technology, emphasize advancement, pertinence and practicability, and strengthen the development of creativity and creative thinking of healthcare professionals in combination with the actual work needs of healthcare professionals of all levels. During the continuing medical education, more efforts shall be paid to strengthening education on political ideology, professional ethics, health laws and regulations, medical ethics and other related contents, and training high-quality healthcare professionals.

Article 11  Continuing medical education shall be conducted in flexible forms, mainly short-term training, part-time study and self-study, which can be broken down to training classes, class for advanced study, workshops, seminars, remote education, expertise assessment, clinical advanced study, on-the-spot guidance and planned and organized self-study with exams, etc. Providing teaching materials and academic reports, publishing papers and books, undertaking scientific research projects and winning awards are also equivalent of participating in continuing education.

Article 12  Continuing medical education projects are one of the important forms of continuing medical education. The competent department of continuing medical education shall regularly publish the approved continuing medical education projects according by disciplines and specialties for healthcare professionals to choose.

Article 13  Approved projects of continuing medical education can be divided into state-level, provincial-level and municipal-level. State-level continuing medical education projects should be reviewed by the National Committee for Continuing Medical Education and published by the Ministry of Health. State-level TCM continuing education projects shall be reviewed by the National Committee for Continuing Education of Traditional Chinese Medicine and published by the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Provincial-level continuing medical education projects shall be reviewed by Shandong Provincial Committee for Continuing Medical Education and published by the Health Department of Shandong Province and the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Shandong Province. Continuing medical education projects at the municipal level shall be reviewed by the municipal committee of continuing medical education and published by the municipal health bureau and the bureau of human resources and social security. Medical and health entities at all levels, scientific research institutions, academic organizations and medical colleges shall actively apply for and undertake continuing medical education projects.

 

Chapter IV Assessment

Article 14  Continuing medical education shall be conducted on a credit system. The credits of continuing medical education can be accumulated during the term of service. The average credits of continuing medical education shall not be lower than 25 credits per year and the credits at that year shall not be lower than 20 credits. Credit granting and management should strictly follow the relevant provisions of Measures for Credit Granting for Continuing Medical Education in Shandong Province.

Article 15 The assessment and registration mechanism shall be implemented for continuing medical education. The organizers of continuing medical education activities shall be responsible for the assessment and credit granting. Employers of healthcare professionals shall check and register the credits according to the rules.

Article 16  The system of annual verification and tenure certificate shall be implemented in the assessment of continuing medical education. Entrusted by the administrative department of public health, each unit shall be responsible for the annual assessment and verification of healthcare professionals; Upon tenure expiration, the continuing medical education committee at the provincial and municipal level shall assess the performance of healthcare professionals, and the qualified personnel shall be issued with the tenure certificate of continuing medical education uniformly printed among the province.

Article 17  The certificate of continuing medical education shall be taken as one of the pre-conditions for the annual assessment, professional post appointment, promotion and re-registration of healthcare professionals.

Article 18  Continuing medical education shall be included in the work objectives of the institutions and the tenure objectives of the persons chiefly in charge, and shall be incorporated as one of the contents of the year-end assessment of the institutions and the tenure performance assessment of the leaders.

Article 19  An evaluation system for continuing medical education shall be established. The Shandong Provincial Committee for Continuing Medical Education shall regularly evaluate the continuing medical education work in various cities and relevant units, and timely report the results to the National Committee of Continuing Medical Education or the National Committee of Continuing Medical Education for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Chapter V Rewards and Punishments

Article 20  The departments in charge of continuing medical education at various levels shall commend and reward entities and individuals that have made outstanding achievements in the work of continuing medical education.

Article 21  Any entity that violates these Rules and relevant provisions and fails to carry out continuing medical education shall be criticized in a circulated notice and the person in charge shall be held accountable. 

Article 22  Healthcare professions who are engaged in following activities shall receive such punishments as criticism, a grade of unqualified in the annual assessment, suspended appointment, demotion, dismissal from their healthcare professional positions, and denied access to corresponding qualification examinations and denied qualification for re-registration.

1. Disobeying the arrangement of continuing medical education of the affiliation;

2. Failing to meet the basic requirements of the study objectives and being rated as unqualified after the study;

3. Violation of the relevant regulations and systems of the school during the period of study, resulting in adverse influence;

4. Failing to obtain the required credits;

5. Fraud in credit registration, annual and tenure assessment.

 

Chapter VI Funds

Article 23  The funds for continuing medical education shall be raised through multiple channels, such as from the state, institutions and individuals. The administrative departments of public health at all levels shall take the funds for continuing medical education as part of the department budget management, and the funds for continuing medical education shall not be lower than 1.5% of the total wages of the employees. Healthcare professionals themselves shall also bear certain expenses. It is encouraged to raise money through other channels. The funds for continuing medical education shall be used only for the purpose of continuing medical education.

Article 24  Organizers of continuing medical education activities may, in accordance with the relevant regulations of the state and province, charge reasonable tuition fees, but not for the purpose of gaining profit.

 

Standards for Granting Credits for Continuing Medical Education in Shandong Province

I. Class-1 credits granting standard:

1. National and provincial continuing medical education projects (at most 25 credits for each project);

2. Continuing medical education projects organized by national and provincial continuing medical education bases;

3. For papers and reviews published in journals above the provincial level, credits shall be calculated according to the following standards;

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4. Credits shall be granted to scientific research projects at or above the municipal (department) level in the same year of project approval according to the following standards:

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5. Credits shall be granted to scientific research projects that have won awards at or above the municipal (department) level in the same year of awarding winning according to the following standards:

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6. Patent: credits shall be granted referring to the third prize of scientific and technological achievements of corresponding level.

7. Total 25 credits shall be granted to those who have completed the courses of the year and passed the examinations according to the requirements of the school (those who have passed five or above courses in self-study exams) in such circumstances as on-the-job academic (degree) education reviewed by the human resources department, academic education with admission and graduation in the same year, as well as multiple-year academic education, and those who have studied in another institution (including overseas advanced study) for more than 6 months. (10 credits for Class-1 and 15 credits for Class-2)

II. Class-2 credits granting standard:

. Continuing medical education projects at municipal level and continuing medical education classes held by specialty committees of the Chinese Medical Association (no project number) shall be granted at most 25 credits each.

2. For published papers and reviews in municipal and internal journals, credits shall be calculated according to the following standards:

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4. Those who have studied in other institutions (including overseas institutions) for 5 months or less shall be granted 4 credits for each month;

5. Those who participate in self-study (degree) examinations shall be granted 4 credits for each passed course;

6. Credits shall be granted according to the following standards for those who won major rescue awards and new technology awards of the hospital level;

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7. School-level or above outstanding teachers, hospital-level outstanding teachers and single-award winners shall be granted 10, 8 and 6 credits respectively.

8. Credits shall be granted according to the following standards for those who won awards in various teaching competitions

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9. For hospital-level continuing medical education activities, 2 credits shall be granted to the lecturer and 0.5 credits to the participants. The upper limit is 10 credits per year for participants of such activities.

10. For continuing medical education activities at the department level, 1 credit shall be granted to the lecturer and 0.2 credits shall be granted to the participants. The upper limit is 10 credits per year for participants of such activities. 


Supplementary Provisions on Continuing Medical Education of the Second Hospital of Shandong University

Qualification of continuing medical education is one of the necessary conditions for the annual assessment, professional post evaluation, appointment and re-registration of healthcare professionals. The assessment results of continuing medical education in departments are important part of the annual assessment of departments and the tenure performance assessment of leaders.

Department that fails to deliver good performance in implementing continuing medical education shall be criticized in a circulated notice, and relevant personnel in charge of the department shall be held accountable. Those who violates the relevant provisions or system of the institution or cheat in credit-registration or fail to obtain the required credits, shall receive such punishments as criticism, a grade of unqualified in annual assessment, denied qualification for applying for higher-level technical position of the year, denied qualification of re-registration, suspended appointment, demotion, dismissal from health professional posts or denied participation in healthcare professional work within the hospital.


 


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