Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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Continuing Medical Education 

History

The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UI COM), Office of Continuing Medical Education is the University of Illinois’ accredited provider for continuing medical education (CME) activities.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and is responsible for coordinating the application submission, review, approval, and monitoring process for all approved CME activities.

The Office in Chicago oversees the activities at all four UI COM sites (Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana). Coordinators at each site provide guidance to activity directors and applicants on the process of CME at the University of Illinois.

Program Goals

Our goal is to build healthy communities across the state of Illinois. Continuing medical education provides an opportunity for life-long professional learning with access to the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of disease. In combination, these lead to the achievement of excellence in clinical practice, teaching, and research.


Mission Statement

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) program continuously seeks to enhance the educational environment for physicians through programming designed to improve the competence of participants, their performance in practice, and the outcomes of the patients they serve.

Purpose:

Toward the fulfillment of this mission we aim to support and facilitate the implementation of learning activities for physicians that address identified clinical, research, education, and/or administrative practice gaps relevant to the professional activities of those who attend our events.

 

Content Areas:

Activities are based on identified needs relevant to the target audience. Activity directors and planning committees develop the content for specific CME activities to address identified practice gaps. Topics may include, but are not limited to, clinical practice, relevant research, the physician-patient relationship, patient safety, quality improvement, and professional development in healthcare delivery. Activities will be designed to enhance desirable physician attributes.

 

Target Audience:

Our activities target physicians engaged in clinical, research or administrative practice throughout Illinois, nationally and internationally.

 

Types of Activities:

Our program will strive to match the instructional strategies to the educational needs of our target audiences and available resources. We encourage the use of multiple teaching methods and activity formats such as lectures, lecture and discussion, case conferences, performance improvement CME, webinars, simulation and demonstrations, workshops, and enduring materials for self study amongst others. Additionally, we encourage the incorporation and use of innovative educational practices to best achieve the intended learning objectives.

 

Expected Results:

We expect our programs to improve the competence of our target audiences as demonstrated by self-report of changing behaviors, direct observation, and skills assessment and/or improved outcomes of the patients they serve.

 


Approved by the CME Executive Committee April 8, 2011.

Our dedicated team of coordinators is here to help you along your CME journey.

Coordinators

CME Chicago 
comcme@uic.edu

CME Peoria
Lois Hill
lhill@uic.edu
(309) 671-8483

CME Rockford
See CME Chicago information

CME Urbana 
Kirsten Lawhead
klawhead@illinois.edu
(217) 363-3211

Continuing Medical Education by Campus

 

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