Purpose and Mission Statement
The purpose of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is to certify lifelong learning activities for physicians in order to improve the practice of medicine, addressing gaps in quality and patient safety and their outcomes. This includes patient care, research, medical education and administration.
Activities span a range of clinical, research, medical teaching and leadership skills which are based on identified needs of practitioners. This includes all segments of contemporary primary and specialty practice. MSU is a world class institution of higher learning.
The target audience of the Office of CME includes the broad community of health care professionals including primary and specialty physicians locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The expected results of the CME program are to provide activities that:
- Incorporate the educational needs that underlie the professional practice gaps of our learner and which match the current or potential scope of professional activities independent of commercial interests.
- Improve patient outcomes through early adoption of new standards and enhanced clinical skills.
- Foster the continuing educational development of physicians and health professionals to enhance their competence and performance.
- Improve the quality of the educational process through consultation and documented compliance with accreditation standards/criteria.
- Expand the use of technology in the documentation of physician participation.
- Enhance physician’s professional competence through integrating the use of technological advances, health care information and research findings based on valid content with the ultimate goal of improved patient outcomes in clinical and professional practices.