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 interprofessional health team members 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 ACCME Accreditation Guidelines in fulfillment of this commitment. 

As stated in our Mission, the St. Joseph CME program addresses professional practice gaps by providing evidence-based education designed to improve physician competence, performance and patient outcomes. The program achieves this by: 

  • Assessing and meeting the educational needs of our physicians and interprofessional health team members
  • 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 the PeaceHealth Vision: Every person receives safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch 

Our CME program includes the following: 

  • Live Category I courses (non-series) in a variety of formats;
  • Category 1 Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) activities, e.g., Tumor Board, DermPath, journal clubs, etc.; 
  • AAFP Prescribed Credit activities
  • Live activities that are jointly provided with not-for-profit organizations that seek to improve personal or community health;
  • Category 1 credit for Learning from Teaching at live activities.