You are the second health guy to be posting here recently.
Moodle is great: the lecturer > course > student/praticipant model means you can set up niche areas of interest with forums and file sharing, calendars, glossaries, databases etc etc
But the real work comes in setting up the social environment into which this works: hosting of forums, creating a collaorative environment etc etc. There is a saying "just because you buikld it doesn't mean they will come"
There is no pro/con - it's more on need from the point ov view of the participatns, (is it real?) does it save time/effort (or is it just an add-on?).
Health is well set up for sharing of stories and case studies. Re-certification is a big thing in our country. Setting up small videos near a discussion forum has often been a useful aid to help people get ready for clinical re-assessments.
Sharing of teaching resources is another bonus - but insecurity has caused this to slow significantly.
Monitoring and peer review around long term projects is also easier (and more fun) with a Moodle-type environment - esp if you are distance studying,. It is just so easy to share drafts, share comments in a collaborative small group.
As Matt says in the above thread
: There are many ways to use Moodle, it just depends on your imagination and your resources. I would say it's primary purpose is to support learning, and the concept of courses, students, and teachers are inherent in how it's been developed. And for that, it's an excellent tool.
More advice is this: find a Moodle course and join it for a while. Invariably, our best tutors have actually used Moodle as a tool as a student.Buona fortuna Giovanni