Medical Writing Regulatory Writing Basics The needs assessment in continuing medical education

Volume 23, Issue 2 - Regulatory Writing Basics

The needs assessment in continuing medical education


The needs assessment component of a continuing medical education grant proposal document describes why a specific programme should be developed. Medical writers frequently play a central role in producing the needs assessment as an important first step in the development of an educational activity. By focusing on very specific practice gaps, and highlighting how the programme would help close those gaps, the medical writer plays a critical role in helping accredited sponsors document educational needs, and subsequently obtain funding for the activity.

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