Mission

The Alpert Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians offering a variety of post graduate CME activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢.  Recognizing that practicing physicians are committed to the lifelong pursuit of learning, the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) builds upon that educational continuum by sponsoring targeted education of the highest quality for its audience. The OCME plans educational activities in accordance with the Criteria and Essentials and Standards of the ACCME.

Purpose

The purpose of the Office of Continuing Medical Education is to support professional development by providing evidence-based and unbiased educational opportunities that contribute to quality healthcare. The OCME collaborates with Alpert Medical School faculty, local and regional specialty societies, the Rhode Island Department of Health and other agencies to plan formal CME activities for the purpose of enhancing the quality of health care delivery and public health.

Content Areas

Educational activities address the needs and professional practice gaps of our target audience and are planned to change physician competence or performance or patient outcomes. We offer education on a wide range of clinical disciplines including, but not limited to Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health and Urology. In collaboration with the offices of Faculty Affairs, Medical Education and Women in Medicine and Science at the AMS we offer education focused on professional development topics such as leadership, mentoring, grant writing, management and communication skills and pedagogy. 

Target Audience

Primary target audience includes community- and hospital-based physicians practicing in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. Several activities also support appropriate education for non-physician health care providers, such as nurse practitioners, nutritionists, physical therapists, physician assistants, psychologists and social workers.  In addition, the OCME sponsors regional, national and international conferences for multi-disciplinary audiences.

Types of Activities

Activities are planned based on adult learning principles and the use of active learning techniques are encouraged where appropriate. Activity formats include:

  • Live lectures/Conferences
  • Skills-based workshops
  • Regularly Scheduled Series
  • Internet Live Courses
  • Internet Activity Enduring Material

Expected Results of the Program

CME participants are exposed to a range of information including basic science concepts, current research and latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances in medicine. A variety of measures such as pre- and post- activity tests, surveys, evaluations, and/or informal feedback are used to assess changes in competence or performance or patient outcomes.

Privacy Statement

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is committed to protect the privacy of its members and customers. The CME Office maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. Continuing Medical Education at The Warren Alpert Medical School will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of Warren Alpert's CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.