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Mission Statement

Office of Continuing Medical Education
College of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina Office of Continuing Medical Education provides quality continuing medical education that will improve patient safety and enhance clinical outcomes by identifying and decreasing gaps between current clinical practice and optimal evidence based health care.

Purpose

The Medical University of South Carolina Office of Continuing Medical Education is committed to supporting the lifelong learning process of physicians by providing high quality educational opportunities designed to advance the quality and safety of patient care in South Carolina and to advance physician competence and enhance practice performance.  The Office of Continuing Medical Education is a strategic and organizational resource in the development and implementation of continuing medical education activities for physicians and other health care professionals.  Through collaborative relationships with university departments and with organizations within our state and region, the Office of Continuing Medical Education is able to assist in achieving improved health outcomes.  


Content Areas

The content of MUSC CME activities addresses primary care, specialty and subspecialty content areas across the disciplines of medicine. Our educational activities are drawn from evidence-based knowledge originating in basic medical sciences, clinical disciplines, public health, behavioral medicine and preventive medicine.  The ACGME/ABMS core competencies are an important component of our CME activities.  These competencies include clinical care, medical knowledge, professionalism, communication skills, practice-based improvement, and systems-based practice.  The Office of CME is committed to continuous monitoring of content areas to provide educational content that is scientifically rigorous, balanced, objective and independent of commercial influence.

Target Audience

  • The clinical medical faculty, residents and fellows of the College of Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina, 
  • Practicing physicians and other health professionals in surrounding communities and the state of South Carolina
  • Practicing physicians and health care professionals participating in regional, national and international activities sponsored by the College of Medicine.


Types Of Activities Provided

CME activities offered include regularly scheduled series (grand rounds, case conferences, tumor boards, etc.), regional, national and international conferences and symposia.  Enduring materials include Internet activities, accessed through our web site, DVD packages and printed materials following academic detailing visits to physician practices.  Methods used during live activities to encourage participant interaction include the use of our audience response systems, breakout sessions, tabletop discussions and case presentations.  Although the majority of our activities are developed and presented by departments and divisions within the College of Medicine, the Office of CME also jointly sponsors activities with selected non accredited entities such as state, regional and national societies.  The identified need, activity content and expected results determine the educational design and methods.


Expected Results Of The Program

The Medical University of South Carolina Office of CME expects to

  • Provide quality CME activities designed to enhance physicians’ competence (knowledge, skill, abilities and strategies to perform their responsibilities), and/or performance and/or patient health outcomes.  We believe this will allow our physician learners to provide higher quality patient care for their patients.
  • Provide continuing medical education activities free of commercial bias and independent of commercial influence
  • Include linkage of the educational activities to the physician competencies as identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Continue development of methods for outcome measurements for use with educational activities and initiatives.
  • Continue development of the Medical University of South Carolina Office of Continuing Medical Education’s statewide initiative to provide education and training in for healthcare professionals in the care of their overweight and obese patients.
  • Increase collaboration between state and regional health agencies on development of education activities/initiatives.

Approved by
College of Medicine CME Advisory Committee
Robert Malcolm, MD, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education

February 18, 2010
Revised 2002, 2006, 2008 and January 2010

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The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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• American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
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MUSC Office of CME
19 Hagood Avenue
Suite 1004, MSC 754
Charleston, SC 29425