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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.

What is 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.

Vision

It is 2020. The Continuing Education units and programs of the medical schools, teaching hospitals, and health systems of the US and Canada are fully aligned with the institution’s missions; are able to create and assess effective educational interventions; and are seen as critical tool in the delivery of evidence-based, cost-effective, quality-driven healthcare. They are led by knowledgeable individuals with an awareness of quality improvement, patient safety, and educational methodologies.

Mission

The purpose of AAMC’s CEI activity is to promote excellence in the education of health professionals throughout their careers, thereby contributing to the health of the public and meeting the institution’s missions in clinical care, research, and education. Guided and advised by the CEI Section, we foster:

  1. The development of and advocacy for continuing education and improvement programs to enhance physician and health professional learning;
  2. The professional development of faculty educators and continuing education specialists/experts;
  3. The advancement of research in continuing education, implementation science, and related fields, and the dissemination of the results of that research;
  4. The development of policies that recognize the fundamental importance of continuing medical education;
  5. The integration of quality improvement and patient safety into educational activities and practice;
  6. The communication between the AAMC and CEI Section members, among the members of the CEI Section, and within the CME community at large on local, regional, and national levels.

Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)

The CEI site attempts to guide academic Continuing Medical Education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CME from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods and Quality Improvement (QI) and Performance Improvement (PI) principles to close the clinical care gap. The site includes links to resources, meetings, publications, quality measures, and other means to plan and evaluate programming.


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Upcoming Events

AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) 2018 Spring Conference, hosted by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, March 21-23, 2018, Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester, Minn.

AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) 2018 Spring Conference: Training the Physician of the Future, hosted by University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, March 24-27, 2018, Westin Denver Downtown, Denver, Co.

AAMC Group on Regional Medical Campuses (GRMC) 2018 Spring Meeting, April 4-6, 2018, Washington, D.C.

AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) 2018 Regional Conference, hosted by University of Mississippi Medical Center, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Miss.

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) 2018 Annual Meeting, April 25-28, 2018, San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2018 Spring Annual Retreat, hosted by Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, April 26-28, 2018, Hampstead, N.Y.