Many healthcare professionals are so relieved when they complete their professional training and are so sure that they now know what they need to know. They are bursting to get into practice and start applying their newfound skills.
And that is just perfect and right. For a while. However, if you stop there and do not grow your skills levels along with the incredible advances being made in your profession, you will become antiquated and will be letting your patients down.
Hence the reason your colleges require continuing education and make it mandatory to take courses in order to keep up-to-date on technical advances.
The good thing is that most of the colleges also encourage improvement in practice management skills for optimum delivery of ideal service to your patients.
We ourselves have helped many thousands of healthcare professionals do just that by providing seminars and conferences, making appearances at conventions as speakers, and, of course, our own one-on-one courses on leadership, executive basics, management by statistics, strategizing, sales, people skills, financial planning, etc.
One more VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This also applies to your staff. And not just the technical team members and their technical skills. What about your administrative team? They too need continual growth in their skills levels too if you want your practice to keep on improving and delivering more and better service to your clientele. So ensure they too are enrolled in courses.