As a leader in healthcare delivery and education, Icahn School of Medicine (MSSM) is committed to lifelong learning and creating a workforce of physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals who are informed advocates and activists, able to advance clinical care and science, and capable of promoting change. Our guiding principles of education are to:
- Promote the creation of new knowledge and lifelong learning in the Health Professions in the service of society
- Promote emotional, intellectual, ethical and professional growth in an environment of learning, mentorship and critical thinking
- Foster a compassionate and just educational community that collaborates across schools, levels of training and professions
- Provide a bias free educational environment for patients, trainees, faculty and staff
- Advance the well being of our patients, the community, faculty, and students
The purpose of the Page and William Black Post Graduate School for Continuing Medical Education (CME) is to close the identified professional practice gaps of physicians and other healthcare providers through educational programming of the highest quality. Additionally, the CME program aims to provide opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve their performance and increase their competence. We provide opportunities for implementing practice and system changes to the health care delivery environment in order to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes as well as the health of society.
Courses are offered to meet the learning needs of communities, physicians and other healthcare providers in all specialties. Courses will address the latest research and clinical advances in science and medicine, to positively impact patient outcomes. Guided by comprehensive needs assessments to identify professional practice gaps, our CME activities may focus on the following areas, including but not limited to:
- New technologies and treatments,
- Updates in clinical practice,
- Innovative diagnostic tools,
- Bioethics and cultural competency
- Risk management and performance improvement
- Cutting edge biomedical science
- Core competencies as described by the Institute of Medicine and ACGME
The Office of CME provides programming for healthcare professionals in every discipline and across the educational continuum. From the generalist to the most specialized healthcare professionals, Mount Sinai aims to provide programming for the local, national and international healthcare profession.
Type of Activities
Activity formats offered include live activities such as grand rounds, hands-on laboratory classes, live televised presentations, didactic courses, videoconferences and other scientific symposia. In addition, innovative formats such as web broadcasting, webinars and Internet CME in the form of enduring materials online are offered. The scope of the target audience and the professional practice gaps determine the type of activity provided. As new technologies become available, they will be investigated for appropriateness in meeting our mission.
Through the programs of the Page and William Black Post Graduate School for Continuing Medical Education, participants are expected to apply the knowledge and skills they gain to their practice in order to improve their competence, performance and patient outcomes.
Last Updated: April 13, 2012