Center for Continuing Medical Education

Overview

Our mission is to enhance patient care by bringing diagnostic and therapeutic innovations to the clinical environment through professional medical education of physicians, which maintains, develops, and increases their knowledge, skills and competence.

Since the founding of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education Office (CCME) in 1976, we have become one of the largest medical school-based CME Accredited Providers in the State of New York. In 2017, we provided and certified over 700 national and international CME activities attended by 47,813 physicians and 26,425 allied healthcare professionals. Learning does not stop once one earns their M.D. or Ph.D. Clinicians and physician-scientists are lifelong learners, and often are required to complete a determined number of CME credits within their specialty each year. Its staff coordinates grand rounds (RSS), workshops, seminars, and conferences at venues around the world, as well as in the Bronx and greater New York City. These offerings provide requisite updates for specific disciplines, while also addressing particular medical issues and promising treatments. CME staff also offers learning opportunities for healthcare providers in other disciplines. They can work with you to develop specific curriculum or programs to meet your CME learning needs.

How do CCME do this?

  • Follow Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) and American Medical Association (AMA) Standards, Policies and Regulations, as well as Einstein & Montefiore’s Policies, Regulations and Bylaws.
  • Make sure all CME activities are educational, of scientific rigor, objective, balanced and show no bias in favor or against any drugs.
  • Control every aspect of the CME activity, from beginning to end.
  • Involve Einstein faculty, who can serve, as course directors/reviewers/speakers and monitors.
  • Work closely with the CME Advisory Committee of our CME activities.
  • Determine which faculty can make presentations at our CME activities (Conflict-of-Interest).
  • Create goals and learning objectives for a determined target audience (Health Care Providers).
  • Award or designate activities for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
  • Attendees receive CME credit(s) after participating in the educational activity.
  • Evaluate each one of our CME activities.
  • Measure physicians’ and other Health Care Providers” behavior changes in their clinical practice.

In addition to its obligations to the faculty of the College of Medicine and the faculty at the affiliated hospitals, the Center for Continuing Medical Education is committed to seek out other academic institutions, professional organizations, and learned societies -- physician and patient-related, public and private, profit and not-for-profit -that can extend our educational mission to new audiences of practicing physicians and allied practitioners. 

 
 
 

Mission

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) as a major academic medical center is committed to enhancing patient care through education.

Our goals:

  • Develop educational activities that will maintain and increase the knowledge, competence, performance of physicians that will lead to improved patient care
  • Enhance patient care by bringing diagnostic and therapeutic innovations to the clinical environment
  • Facilitate communication among researchers, primary care physicians, specialists, and others involved in the treatment of patients to translate research into practice
  • Provide tools for ongoing self-evaluation and individual improvement through learning opportunities tailored to individual and/or group needs
  • Contribute to physician development with the emphasis on enhancing patient outcomes, improving efficiency and safety
  • Organize educational activities on a local, regional, national and international scale
  • Synergize with organizations that embody our expectations, values and integrity
  • Ensure compliance of ACCME Policies, ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, and AMA Guidelines

To achieve these goals we provide programmatic and administrative direction, both directly and jointly provided, with other institutions. Our activities include review updates, new experimental symposia, regularly scheduled conferences, enduring materials, journal articles, Internet activities, teleconferences, and community outreach.

The overall objective of the Center for Continuing Medical Education is to provide a comprehensive and far-reaching continuing medical education program that delivers measurable positive changes in participants' knowledge, competence, performance and behavior to continually improve patient care.

Contact Us

Center for Continuing Medical Education

3301 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-920-6674
Fax: 718-798-2336
E-Mail: cme@montefiore.org 

 
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