CME Mission Statement

 

PURPOSE:  The Eastern Virginia Medical School is an academic health center dedicated to the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in medical and health profession education, research and patient care.  With the mission and strategic plan of the medical school as its guiding philosophy, the Eastern Virginia Medical School Continuing Medical Education Program is dedicated to  improving the health status of the community by enhancing the knowledge, competence, and when applicable, performance of our physicians.

CONTENT AREA:  The EVMS-CME Program operates according to established policies and procedures to develop educational programming based upon emerging technology and outcomes research with the goal of improvement of health care quality.  It aims to serve the community by providing timely, evidence-based education that integrates ethical and cultural issues. 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  The primary focus of the EVMS-CME Program is the education of physicians and allied health professionals in Southeast Virginia and adjoining regions.   Although most activities target physicians, multidisciplinary attendance is encouraged. When consistent with our mission, the CME Office will work with outside organizations through joint sponsorships.

ACTIVITIES:  The EVMS-CME Program organizes and provides  a full range of continuing education activities.  These include regional and national conferences and symposia, special skill workshops, courses, regularly scheduled series, teleconferences, enduring materials, and Internet based education.  The scope of services includes assessment of educational needs, course development and management, evaluation of activities, promotion, and activity logistics.

RESULTS:  EVMS-CME will provide high quality educational activities which meet the criteria for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as designated by the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, and follow the Essentials Areas, Standards, and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the AMA Ethical Opinion on Gifts to Physicians.  We will measure knowledge, competence and performance through evaluations,  electronic medical records, patient health data, surveys, and other health indicators to determine the activity and overall program effectiveness and serve as a needs assessment for future activities.  The Continuing Medical Education Program will promote continued improvement in community practice standards, leading to the adoption of new, evidence-based concepts in the individual’s field of medical practice to promote excellence in health care throughout the region.

 

Adopted by EVMS-CME Committee  10/24/06

Revised 7/27/10