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Office of Continuing Medical Education

July 2010-The State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) has been (re)surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded accreditation for six years as a provider of Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

 “Accreditation with Commendation", is the maximum award status and is a reflection of the high standards that SUNY Downstate OCME has put in place since implementing the new ACCME criteria.

CME Application & Other Forms



CME Newsletter - FOCUS

2015-2017 CME Application

Now Available!





June 11, 2015

8:00 AM – 4:10 PM



SUNY Downstate Medical Center

 Alumni Auditorium

395 Lenox Road


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PainEDU REMS Education Program

The goal of the PainEDU REMS Education Program is to help healthcare providers make better-informed decisions about their patients' pain care when Extended-Release/Long-Acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics are an appropriate component of therapy. It aims to educate healthcare providers on how to safely prescribe ER/LA opioid analgesics to control pain while minimizing adverse effects and negative outcomes - most importantly, overdose and death.

The PainEDU REMS Education Program is a direct response to the FDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) and is sponsored and certified by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, under the direction of Naum Shaparin, MD. and Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD. The CME content is directed towards prescribers of ER/LA opioid analgesics, but is also relevant for other healthcare professionals.


   The PainEDU REMS Education Program is web-based, consisting of 3 one-hour CME activities, totaling 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, and can be completed at the provider’s convenience.