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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

Academic CME Survey

The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.

Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)

“Continuing Education and Improvement” is defined by the continuing education community as a set of activities and programs conceived and directed by the AAMC, enabling the achievement of an effective, quality-driven, integrated presence for continuing professional development in academic medical centers and health systems. CEI is supported by a team at the AAMC that manages, coordinates, and staffs these activities and programs.

This site attempts to guide academic continuing medical education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CE from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods with quality and performance improvement (QI/PI) principles to close the clinical care gap.


2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report

2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report Now Available

Academic CME Survey 2015

Read the Academic CME/CPD in the United States and Canada: The 2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report

The seventh biennial report of the AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey outlines consistent evidence of the integration of CME/CPD into the function and mission of academic medical centers/academic health systems; a clear movement to develop innovation and scholarship in educational design and methods of delivery of continuing education and professional development to the health professional population; and highlights efforts measuring the impact of actions, programs, and activities on learner competence, performance, and healthcare outcomes.

The report provides benchmarking and comparisons of the influence and effect of CME/CPD unit activities and interaction with academic institutions and groups, designed to be shared with academic leaders, policymakers, regulators, and others, to assist in decision making at local, state, national, and international levels to illustrate these relationships and promote the needs and goals of the CME/CPD unit. The report also allows for comparison and reflection on individual institutional goals, directions, methods, and standards in CME/CPD.

For a high-level view of the results, the 2015 AAMC/SACME Harrison Survey Executive Summary is also available.


This Week on the Web

News and Updates

The Physician of the Future: More Like da Vinci AMA Wire

Improvement from Within: The C-Suite’s Nimble New Partner Is CME, American Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Forum archived webinar featuring the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

By the Team for the Team: Evolving Interprofessional Continuing Education for Optimal Patient Care – Report from the 2016 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit includes best practices, challenges, case examples, key recommendations, and data about the value and impact of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) and shows how IPCE contributes to improving healthcare team collaboration and patient care. A series of videos to accompany the report are found on the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education website.

As a Critical Behavior to Improve Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care: Speaking Up! BioMed Central Safety in Health

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):
AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)—Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 12 for award grants which help emerging independent health services research investigators prepare for careers focusing on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity and effectiveness of health care. Application due dates are Feb. 12 and June 12, 2017.

Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017—The Macy Faculty Scholars Programis designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices External Link

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities External Link

● For Canadian Researchers
ResearchNet External Link—Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Opportunities

Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight

Feb. 28, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET—Addressing the Cost and Process of Implementing Medical Education Innovations, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs (GBA) and Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Emerging Issues Webinar. This webinar will introduce a resource—Business Model Canvas—modified for medical educators, to help them to make their case to fund their innovation.

Innovations in Medical Education (IME) Conference 2017: Transforming Health Professions Education Through Innovation, Department of Medical Education and the Office of Continuing Medical Education Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Feb. 24-25, 2017, Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, Los Angeles, Calif.

The Val "U" in Medical Education across the Continuum—AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)/Western Group on Student Affairs (WGSA)/Western Organization of Student Representatives (WOSR) 2017 Regional Spring Meeting, hosted by the University of Utah, Feb. 26-28, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah

Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA), Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Feb. 26-28, 2017

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