At the University of Chicago, in an atmosphere of interdisciplinary scholarship and discovery, the Center for Continuing Medical Education is dedicated to the education the multidisciplinary health care team for the betterment of humanity. Responding to the needs of the medical community and the patients whom we serve are parallel and inseparable goals.
Purpose: The purpose of the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education is to provide evidence-based, strategically targeted educational activities with the goal of advancing physician performance, patient health, and community health outcomes.
Content Areas: The scope of multidisciplinary educational activities planned by the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education include:
- Basic and Clinical Sciences
- Practice Management
- Quality and Patient Safety
In addition, the Center for Continuing Medical Education collaborates with other respected and recognized organizations to offer joint and co-sponsored educational activities.
Target Audience: Educational activities are designed to address the professional practice gaps of the multidisciplinary health care team, which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and others as appropriate for the scope of practice addressed in the activity content. Medical students and residents are welcome at all educational activities.
Types of Activities: Educational activities currently include live courses, live regularly scheduled series, and Internet-based activities (live and enduring). Educational techniques and strategies employ a variety of interactive and innovative methods, including case presentations, self-assessment tools, simulation/hands on workshops, and small group discussions.
Expected Results: As the design, method, and format is based on the educational needs and learning objectives, it is expected that educational activities developed by the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education will lead to improved physician performance, patient health, and community health outcomes. Each educational activity is evaluated to determine the extent to which these expected results have been achieved.