medicine is changing all the time with new procedures being developed constantly. and i know that it is for this reason that coninuing medical education exists. however, is doing 2 or 3 weeks of CME a year really enough to become proficient with new procedures. i mean, you gotta go through months of residency to become proficient at a particular procedure, so how is it possible that a private practice physician who has been out of residency for say 15-20 years to take a CME course and become proficient in some new procedure. i dont get it. can someone enlighten me?