Mission

Wayne State University School of Medicine is committed to excellence in education and research and to the translation of new knowledge into excellence of patient care. Its commitment to the education of physicians extends from undergraduate education through residency and fellowship training to education for the practicing physician.

PURPOSE: The Goal of the School’s CME program is to plan and deliver high quality education activities for health care practitioners in order to reinforce their past learning and to disseminate new concepts and practices in medicine which may improve patient care for all medical specialties.

In accordance with the educational affiliation agreement between Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, the School is the accredited sponsor for all CME activities of the Detroit Medical Center and its constituent institutions.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The audiences to be reached by its program of CME are:

  • physicians in all medical specialties and sub-specialties
  • Faculty of the school and medical staffs of DMC hospitals
  • Practicing physicians throughout the world
  • Physicians-in-training
  • Other health care professionals

TYPES OF ACTIVITIES: The educational activities provided within the program shall use whatever educational format(s) that is appropriate. Whenever it may promote the educational objectives of the School, any activity may be provided jointly with other institutions or groups which may or may not themselves be accredited to provide CME.

CONTENT AREAS: The content areas of CME activities sponsored by the Wayne State University School of Medicine include primary care, and specialty and sub-specialty topics in all fields of medicine. The scope of sponsored activities includes the basic medical sciences, clinical medical sciences and the provision of health care to the public.

The Division shall promote excellence in teaching by facilitating the training of its faculty of the School and affiliates in the methods and techniques of medical teaching. It shall promote research into how physicians learn, how to plan and deliver educational materials to meet their needs.

The Division of Continuing Medical Education expects the general academic quality of each CME activity to be relevant to the level of medical practice of the target audience, that the educational process activities will be of appropriate quality, and that the activities will be applicable to the professional development needs of physicians and health professionals in the community. The Division insures that all CME activities comply with the accreditation requirements as established by the ACCME.

EXPECTED RESULTS: As a result of participation in Wayne State University Continuing Medical Education programs, clinicians will improve patient care competency, maintain licensure and cultivate lifelong learning. These objectives will be achieved in a setting which is evidence-based, culturally sensitive and free of commercial bias.

The CME office is committed to the practice of continuing program improvement. The office will actively explore new educational technologies, develop collaborative relationships, and seek to build the capacity to evaluate patient care outcomes.

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