The Shifting Paradigm in CME
Annual Report October 1, 2013 – Spetember 30, 2014
Office of Continuing Medical Education
The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) provides activities that address the continual practice gaps of all healthcare providers. Currently, we are preparing for reaccreditation while seeking accreditation with commendation through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
In 2013-2014, the OCME coordinated CME activities provided by the clinical departments and outside agencies. There were approximately 975 regularly scheduled series (Grand Rounds) and 114 conferences accounting for 3,906.50 CME credit hours. In total 10,056 physicians and 10,445 non-physicians credit hours were awarded. Additionally, 13 jointly provided activities with outside agencies (Providence Hospital, Springhill Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration Biloxi) were supported by the Office of CME.
Significant CME Achievements:
- Appointed Co-Editor of the INTERCOM
- Increased Jointly-Provided activities
- Appointed to the Graduate Medical Education Committee
- Appointed to the Academy for Medical Educators development committee
- Assisted with St. Mary’s Home collaboration with Department of Pediatrics
- Appointed ACCME Surveyor
- Improved CME tracker program for easy access and CME reporting
- Revised Mission Statement and Policy & Procedure Manual
CME Plans for 2014-2015:
- Develop and obtain grants for continuing medical education activities.
- Develop Performance Improvement and Maintenance of Certification activities.
- Revamp CME website to include outside resources.
- Seek Accreditation with Commendation 2015.
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