The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine provides a broad spectrum of accredited continuing education opportunities for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in our efforts to provide lifelong learning experiences for maintenance of certification and to enhance medical knowledge, performance and patient-related outcomes.
Every effort is made to ensure that specialty society credit and nursing credit is also obtained for appropriate programs, so that professionals attending these courses may earn the credit most useful to them in fulfilling their continuing medical education requirements.
The target audience for our educational activities is comprised primarily of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who serve northern New England. Our live educational activities attract both a regional and national audience.
The Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.
Joint accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that the Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine provides relevant, effective, practice-based education for the healthcare team that that supports US health care quality improvement.
The Joint Accreditation process employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' education programs for the healthcare team, according to the high accreditation standards adopted by the ANCC, the ACPE and the ACCME.
Did You Know?
In 2016, our Continuing Medical Education programs provided:
- Total hours of instruction - 2,313
- Total number of physician learners - 18,970
- Total number of non-physician learners - 12,049