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Audit: 1 in 11 Wisconsin doctors not up on continuing ed

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A recent audit finds nearly one in 11 licensed Wisconsin physicians was not in compliance with continuing education requirements.

State regulators found 8 percent of doctors selected in the random audit failed to meet the requirements. While an overwhelming majority of doctors completed their continuing education, a former Medical Examining Board chairman says the requirements are not that strict.

Sheldon Wasserman tells the Wisconsin State Journal Wisconsin's requirements are the lowest in the nation. Physicians in Wisconsin must log 30 hours of continuing medical education every two years.

Wasserman says it's "shocking" that 8 percent of the state's doctors "can't even meet the minimum standard for the nation."

The state Medical Examining Board last summer began an audit of continuing education compliance for the 25,000 active physicians in Wisconsin.

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