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Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. While physicians are the primary target audience, many of our CME activities are awarded credit by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Nurses receive credit for our CME activities through our collaboration with St. Charles Clinical Education Manager Dawn Vollers.

CME formats include:

Live Activities, Internet Point of Care, Enduring Materials, and Performance Improvement CME. The CME program provides regularly scheduled clinical conferences in eight specialty areas. The program provides a Grand Rounds lecture series, with live broadcast to Redmond, Prineville, Madras, Burns, John Day and Lakeview, allowing those participants to receive credit as well. These lectures may also be viewed later through a video archive link. Grand Rounds are also held on-site in Prineville and Redmond. We provide workshops in various specialty areas, as well some jointly sponsored CME activities.

The CME program awards credit for skills courses which are implemented by the AHA Training Center Coordinator. The CME program regularly collaborates within a system framework (departmentally across four campuses) and with other health care stakeholders (e.g., health department, insurance providers, schools, patient advocacy groups). It develops activities/educational interventions to improve population health, reduce cost of care, and improve the patient's experience. Medical library services are an essential component of the CME program.

Medical students, PA students and residents are expected to participate in CME during their clinical rotations. In addition, Mountain View High School students attend select Grand Rounds as part of their Biomedical Foundations curriculum.