Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine and the provision of health care to the public.
In June 1973, The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) established a continuing medical education (CME) program requirement for physicians who wish to maintain their Association membership. The purpose of the AOA’s continuing medical education program is to continually improve the quality of patient care, through the growth of knowledge, the improvement of skills, and physician-to-physician interaction.
As an AOA CME Sponsor, LMU-DCOM will strive to foster exemplary continuing medical education practices in meeting the teaching and learning needs of its faculty and community-based preceptors, committed to its mission of life-long learning and addressing the changing landscape of health care.