The problem of continuing medical education (CME) for psychiatrists was studied by questionnaire. Of the 16 out of 40 people who responded, all felt CME was necessary and most favoured symposia, lectures and congresses. While nearly everyone read journals in psychiatric and non-psychiatric fields, group journal reviews as a form of CME were categorically rejected. Most respondents are prepared to contribute time and effort. The implications of CME are discussed, and the need for further research is emphasized.