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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) is to provide and support a comprehensive continuing medical education (CME) program that meets the needs of those involved in teaching, medical research, and the delivery of health care.

The OCME’s purpose is to assist its diverse faculty in promoting quality medical care, patient safety and physicians’ competencies in their specialties by providing quality CME activities.  This will be accomplished in the following manner:

The content of the Office of CME activities will include topics targeting medical specialties and subspecialties focusing on knowledge, competence, clinical performance of participants on topics such as Asthma, Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health affecting the Brooklyn Community, and patient outcomes.

  • The OCME target audience will include practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, visiting guests and other health care professionals in the community. However, as a strong academic medical school, our programs have attracted national and international audiences.
  • The types of activities that the OCME will provide encompasses regularly scheduled conferences such as grand rounds, tumor boards, review courses, etc; regional, national, international symposia and conferences; teleconferences; and enduring materials (e.g., online learning, monographs, CD-ROMs, etc.).
  • The expected results of the CME Mission is to provide a lifetime of learning that :
  • measures changes in competence, performance and/or patient outcomes through continuous assessment of learner participant;
  • enhances our healthcare professionals and physician participants’ knowledge and skill set to improve patient care.

Approved, November 2007