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Continuing Medical Education

The mission of the Yale School of Medicine’s Center for Continuing Medical Education is to advocate and support the continuing professional development of health care professionals. Through its Center for Continuing Medical Education, the School of Medicine offers a full range of evidence-based educational programs that enhance the practitioner’s knowledge base, provide updates and review, and expand professional skills.

Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education as a provider of continuing medical education (CME). Under the auspices of the Yale Medical Group, the educational programs sponsored by Yale CME include primary care, specialty, and subspecialty topics in the field of medicine. The scope of these activities involves the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

Yale CME provides content and material tailored to complement the participant’s needs and schedule through the following educational activities: conferences and workshops; enduring materials; and distance education by personal computer and other innovative formats. The offerings are intended to enhance physician and other health professionals’ professional development and influence their behavior for the purpose of improving health outcomes and patient care.

Courses offered include (a) review courses and symposia designed to present advances in the diagnosis and management of selected disorders of general interest; (b) courses of interest to physicians in a particular specialty; and (c) courses dealing with matters of public health and its administration, developed by the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Most regularly scheduled educational conferences (Grand Rounds) of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center are also open to all physicians for CME credit. The School of Medicine also facilitates the presentation of continuing education programs for allied health personnel.

Also available for physicians and certain other health care workers are the Online Learning Program, which includes Medical Center Grand Rounds webcasts, live conference webcasts, and The Diabetes Newsletter. Based on the contents of well-known and widely circulated medical publications, the examination program is developed, edited, and supervised within the Center for Continuing Medical Education.

The Yale CME Web site and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center Weekly Schedule of Events contain the most timely and detailed listing of all these events. They may be accessed at http://cme.yale.edu or http://tools.medicine.yale.edu/calendar. Inquiries should be addressed to the Center for Continuing Medical Education, PO Box 208052, New Haven CT o6520-8052; telephone, 203.785.4578; e-mail, cme@yale.edu.

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