- Upcoming Events
- Jointly Sponsored Programs
- Regularly Scheduled Series
- Certification Courses
- Online CME
Purpose: The continuing medical education mission of UMMS is to improve the well-being and health status of the people of Massachusetts, the United States and collaborating nations by offering medical educational programs that are designed to improve the clinical competence of medical care providers. In order to assure the integrity of the training offered, all educational programs will be presented in an unbiased manner and will be supported by reliable scientific data.
Since it is intent of UMMS OCME to provide highly effective training, OCME will review, and where appropriate, incorporate into its educational programs innovative approaches developed and reported by other ACCME accredited providers. In addition, the UMMS OCME will take the initiative to seek novel and improved approaches to medical education when presented with an opportunity to become an innovator.
In order to fulfill our Educational Mission, UMMS OCME will:
Target Audience: The target audience of UMMS-OCME is the UMMC community of medical professionals and students, as well as physicians and healthcare professionals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the United States. UMMS OCME intends to develop educational partnerships with medical communities across the globe, particularly in countries where medical education and systems of medical care are rapidly evolving. UMMS-OCME will also collaborate with agencies and organizations committed to improving the public health within the communities we serve.
Types of Activities: UMMS OCME will offer a variety of relevant, well designed education programs that employ the following formats:
Expected Results: The UMMS OCME fulfills its mission by assisting physicians and other healthcare providers learn to adopt new concepts and skills into their practice and thereby advance the standard of care, in their communities. UMMS OCME will monitor the impact of our program by tracking quality performance measured within the UMMHC clinical system. Tracking will be accomplished by interaction with the UMMHC Chief of Staff, Office of Quality Management and through interactions with hospital committees which are focused on patient care outcomes. UMMS OCME will also monitor changes in competence by collecting and analyzing course evaluations from our learners. It is expected that these monitoring initiatives will demonstrate trends toward improvements in patient outcomes over time, and overall learner satisfaction with OCME programming.