Purpose — The purpose of the CME Program is to provide a medium of education for practicing physicians and related health professionals for all major specialties locally, nationally and internationally; and to update healthcare professionals as to recent trends in various specialties, as well as to reinforce accepted standards of practice.
Content Areas — Content areas in the CME Program include reviews and updates in various disease processes, particularly diseases affecting patients of African descent and other minorities; management issues; prevention; disparities in health care; new guidelines in patient care; recent breakthroughs in medicine and surgery; practice management and office skills. Research in the content areas is encouraged.
Target Audience — The target audience is physicians, community healthcare professionals, Howard University Hospital Attending Staff, House Staff, medical alumna, physician faculty, students and other organizations seeking assistance from Howard University College of Medicine.
Types of Activities Offered — The continuing medical education activity is provided through conferences, special lectureships, courses, workshops, and hands-on participation at the University, at various sites in the community and internationally in support of Howard University’s mission in education, research and service.
Expected Results of the CME Program — The expected results of the Howard University College of Medicine Office of Continuing Education are change in physician competence, performance, and patient outcomes in pursuit of improved patient care. Through these activities we expect that each participant should be able to manage a variety of diseases, utilize current and accepted techniques, as well as apply office practice concepts in disease management all focused to improved quality of patient care.