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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Office of Continuing Medical Education

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 competencies in their specialties by providing quality CME activities. 

 The content of our CME activities represents medical specialties and subspecialties focusing on knowledge, competence, clinical performance of the interprofessional and interdisciplinary team on topics such as Asthma, Obesity, Chronic Renal Disease, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health affecting the Brooklyn Community, and patient outcomes.

 Our activities’ audience includes SUNY Downstate practicing physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, researchers, visiting national and international guests and other health care professionals in the community.

 We support educational activities such as regularly scheduled conferences, grand rounds, tumor boards, review courses, etc.; regional, national, international symposia and conferences; teleconferences; and enduring materials that focuses on quality improvement and performance in practice.

 As a result we expects to provide a lifetime of learning that measures changes in competence, performance and/or patient outcomes through continuous assessment of learner participant. In addition, we expect our activities to enhance our physician and nurses participants as well as other healthcare professionals’ knowledge, competence and performance in order to improve patient care.


 Approved, May 2018