Development of professional expertise is the transition from novice to expert within a profession through deliberate practice with feedback. While this development is actively stimulated during undergraduate studies, encouraging practicing healthcare professionals to pursue their development towards expertise doesn’t seem as obvious. This commentary briefly describes the development of professional expertise and the possible decline in performance that can occur with time. It then gives insight into the roles of continuing professional education in healthcare practitioners’ acquisition and maintenance of professional expertise.
Faucher C. Developing Healthcare Practitioners’ Professional Expertise Through Effective Continuing Education: Commentary. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2016 Oct 25;14(4), Article 7.