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Doctors: Specialties and Training (cont.)

Continuing Medical Education

Most states require a minimum of 25-50 hours of continuing medical education credits each year. In addition, most physicians regularly read two to three medical journals each month and attend hospital grand rounds lectures and other training and certification courses for new procedures, therapies, and regulations. Many specialty boards now also require that doctors take tests on an ongoing basis to assure that their knowledgebase is up to date.





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On average, the United States loses the equivalent of at least one entire medical school class each year to suicide (reliable estimates are as many as 400 physicians).

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