CME Mission 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is committed to providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities that support our community physicians in promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way.  

Our CME Program’s primary target audience is the medical staff of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and community providers. Our secondary audience includes PeaceHealth Northwest medical staff and community providers in Southeast Alaska, San Juan, Skagit and Island counties, and health professionals working cooperatively with physicians to deliver personal and community health care.

We are committed to the highest standards in our CME planning and implementation practices and adhere to the Washington State Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Guidelines in fulfillment of this commitment. 

Our CME program addresses professional practice gaps by providing education designed to improve patient outcomes, physician competence and performance. The program achieves this by: 

  • Assessing and meeting the educational needs of our physicians
  • Promoting communication and collaboration within the physician community, both across and within specialties 
  • Providing timely, relevant, accessible and inspiring activities that bridge the gap between emerging medical advances and clinical practice
  • Supporting our vision that every person receives safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch 

Our CME program includes the following: 

  • Live activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (non-series, as needed)
  • Category 1 Regularly Scheduled Series activities (Tumor Board, DermPath, etc.) 
  • AAFP Prescribed Credit activities
  • Category 1 activities jointly provided with organizations that seek to improve personal and/or community health
  • Category 1 credit for teaching at live activities