Online Continuing Medical Education in Saudi Arabia



As the largest country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and its health care system are well positioned to embark on an online learning intervention so that health care providers in all areas of the country have the resources for updating their professional knowledge and skills. After a brief introduction, online continuing medical education is explored. Benefits and barriers of using online continuing education are noted and logistical concerns are highlighted. The article ends with lessons learned and implications for the future.