• Continuing Medical Education (CME)

    Wellmont Health System’s continuing medical education department plans, develops, implements and evaluates all continuing medical education activities provided throughout the system.

    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 medicine. 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, specialty-specific symposiums and enduring materials in the form of printed and online publications.

    Many CME series are scheduled and held regularly:

    • ACLS and PALS Provider/Renewal/EP Courses
    • Breast Conference
    • Cardiac Clinical Case Quality Review
    • Echo Conference
    • Emergency Department Morbidity and Mortality Conference
    • Gastrointestinal Conference
    • Lung Conference
    • Medical Grand Rounds
    • Multidisciplinary Morbidity and Mortality Conference
    • Neuroscience Conference
    • Neuroscience Joint Radiology Review
    • Orthopedic Grand Rounds
    • Orthopedic Morbidity and Mortality Conference (Clinical Review)
    • Trauma Multidisciplinary Peer Review
    • Tumor Board Conference
    • Vascular Conference

    Other symposiums are held on an annual basis.

    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:

    • Clinical care
    • Medical knowledge
    • Professionalism
    • Communication skills
    • Practice-based improvement
    • Systems-based practice

    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?

    Wellmont is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Wellmont designates AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Medical Association for its continuing medical education activities.

    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.