Thanks to City of Hope’s continuing medical education (CME) experts, health professionals throughout the country can now schedule online training that suits their busy careers.
City of Hope recently launched a new Web-based e-learning CME program that offers the expertise of City of Hope’s physicians and researchers to care providers in the community. The e-learning offerings feature a portfolio of self-administered multimedia education courses and are available free of charge.
|Two City of Hope CME sessions currently are offered online.|
“City of Hope is committed to providing the most in-depth education and training for medical professionals,” said Robert J. Morgan Jr., M.D., City of Hope’s director for continuing medical education. “With the creation of this Web-based learning program, we can provide physicians the means to address the training and educational requirements that are necessary for state licensing, and the ability to do it on their own schedule.”
CME is essential for physicians seeking board certification and license renewal requirements accreditation and ensures they stay up to date on the latest treatments to deliver the highest standard of patient care. Most medical professionals, including nurses and physician assistants, earn credits by attending lectures or reading and commenting on professional white papers and journal articles. Now with online e-learning, professionals can avoid traveling, sitting through lectures and taking post-lecture tests.
City of Hope currently offers two sessions:
- Neo(adjuvant) Therapy for Gastric Cancer, by Vincent Young, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
- Best Practices in Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: Applying the Guidelines to Patients with Cancer, by Vinod Pullarkat, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
More sessions will be added, Morgan said.
Each program provides eligible CME credits offered by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Professionals must complete a course evaluation to receive CME credit.
To access City of Hope’s CME e-learning module, visit www.cityofhope.org/cme-elearning.
CME presentation on quality tapped for webinar series
The Alliance for Continuing Medical Education recently awarded City of Hope physicians Lucille Leong, M.D. and Robert Morgan Jr., M.D., and Mary Mendelsohn, M.S.N., director of quality, patient safety and risk, as recipients of its Best of Sessions 2010 recognition.
Their CME session on “Engaging Physicians in Quality Improvement by Teaching a Fair Culture: Partnering of Continuing Medical Education, Medical Staff and QI [Quality Improvement] Leaders” was selected as one of the top sessions from hundreds presented at January’s Alliance for CME conference.
Leong and her fellow presenters were invited to present the session to a broader national audience as part of the Alliance’s Best of Sessions 2010 Webinar Series.
The presentation, a collaborative effort among City of Hope’s medical staff, the Department of Continuing Medical Education, the Department of Quality and the Alliance, will be available online May 18 and Dec. 14, as well as Feb. 15, 2011. All sessions will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To participate in the webinar, visit www.acme-assn.org.