• Continuing Medical Education (CME)

    Wellmont Health System’s continuing medical education department plans, develops, implements and evaluates continuing medical education activities.

    What is CME?

    Continuing medical education – or CME – helps medical staff members remain abreast of the latest knowledge and information and helps develop new skills, techniques and attitudes. This growth better equips medical professionals to prevent and cure disease in their areas of practice. Wellmont offers continuing medical education for all medical staff members, resident physicians, community physicians and other health professionals.

    What types of CME activities does Wellmont provide?

    Wellmont's CME department offers a wide range of activities. These allow for different learning styles and take into consideration the expected outcomes of each activity. Common CME resources include department-specific conferences, a distinguished grand rounds lecture series and specialty-specific symposiums.

    Many CME series are scheduled and held regularly:

    • ACLS
    • Breast conferences
    • Cardiac M&M conferences
    • Echo conferences
    • Emergency department M&M conferences
    • ENT cancer conferences
    • EPIC classes
    • GI conferences
    • Medical grand rounds
    • Lung conferences
    • Neuroscience conferences
    • Neuroscience joint radiology reviews
    • Orthopedic M&M conferences
    • PALS
    • Regional symposiums/conferences
    • STEMI PI conferences
    • Trauma clinical review M&M conferences
    • Trauma multidisciplinary peer reviews
    • Tumor boards
    • Vascular conferences
    • WMA coding seminars
    • WMA pain management and controlled-substance guidelines

    What types of content do CME activities offer?

    Wellmont utilizes the IOM/ABMS core competencies as a basis for the content areas of its CME activities. These include:

    • Patient care or patient-centered care
    • Teamwork and collaboration (interdisciplinary teams)
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Quality improvement
    • Safety
    • Informatics
    • Practice-based learning
    • System-based practice
    • Professionalism
    • Medical knowledge
    • Interpersonal and communication skills

    Using these core competencies as a platform, content is developed based on the identified needs of physicians. Content frequently includes, but is not limited to:

    • Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease
    • Medical ethics
    • Clinical research
    • Technological advances in treatment

    Additionally, Wellmont’s CME department also responds to educational needs within the areas of:

    • Risk management
    • Patient safety
    • Coding
    • HIPAA and other regulatory issues as they relate to the medical staff

    Is Wellmont CME accredited?

    The Wellmont Health System Continuing Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    How do I get started?

    To get started with planning your CME event, please download the appropriate files:

    How can I get more information about Wellmont CME?

    For answers to questions or to learn more about continuing medical education at Wellmont, please contact us.

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