The possession of general and specialty-specific knowledge and information
What is it?
Having medical knowledge means staying current on the latest practices in the field, with both the wide body of knowledge and technical skills to provide excellent care.
Why is it important?
The beauty of science and research is that we are always learning something new. This means that practices and accepted knowledge from a few years ago may no longer be true. As such, it is critical to stay up to date on current research and what is the most up-to-date information in the medical field, especially around a given specialty. Keeping up with current medical knowledge means you will be providing your patients with the best possible care you and science can offer them.