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Continuing Medical Education at St. Joseph Medical Center


 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide Category I Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians and others who work cooperatively with them to improve personal and community health.

St. Joseph is committed to the highest standards in our CME planning and implementation practices and adheres to the WSMA and ACCME Accreditation Guidelines in fulfillment of this commitment.

About the Program

St. Joseph Medical Center is committed to providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities that support our community physicians and health care professionals in promoting personal and community health. Our primary audience includes medical staff, community physicians and clinicians. Our secondary audience includes PeaceHealth Northwest medical staff and community physicians in Southeast Alaska, San Juan, Skagit and Island counties, and health professionals working cooperatively with physicians to improve personal and community health.

Our CME program is designed to improve physician competence, performance and/or patient outcomes, as well as personal and population health in our Northwest communities by:

  • Assessing and meeting the educational needs of our target audience.
  • Promoting communication and collaboration among physicians, both within and across specialties.
  • Providing timely, relevant, accessible, and inspiring activities that bridge the gap between emerging medical advances and clinical practice.
  • Promoting physician wellness and strategies for coping with changes in the health care environment.

 

Our 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. 

The St. Joseph CME program addresses professional practice gaps by providing evidence-based education designed to improve physician competence, performance and/or 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 

*Many resources are used to support the needed level of change, including but not limited to: peer review referrals, quality initiatives, department or committee requests, referrals from the Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, best practice or protocol changes, and current medical literature review, among other credible data sources.

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.