Mission Statement

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Purpose

The purpose of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is to advance healthcare professionals along their lifelong learning continuum by providing high quality professional development opportunities that will enhance their ability to provide excellent patient care.

Content Areas

Activities produced by the OCME will address content areas which are based on the identified educational gaps of healthcare providers, while emphasizing the following:

  • Clinical diagnosis and management of disease and disorders
  • Updates on the latest research and techniques
  • Topics affecting the practice of medicine and health care delivery systems (e.g., ethical, socioeconomic, political, and legislative issues)
  • Current issues affecting the practice of medicine in Nevada

Target Audience

The OCME program seeks to support the interdisciplinary practice of medicine by providing educational opportunities for healthcare providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, psychologists, and other healthcare providers as determined by the specific identified needs related to each activity. We also provide educational opportunities for students and residents in order to enhance and augment their learning experiences knowing they will one day be practicing physicians and part of our target audience. We seek to address the needs of learners within the state of Nevada, including School of Medicine faculty, as well as healthcare professionals nationally and internationally. Types of Activities

The OCME offers a wide array of educational formats including live conferences and workshops; distance learning; enduring materials; and regularly scheduled courses (grand rounds and case conferences). Educational methodologies are selected according to learner's needs based on identified educational gaps. The OCME program produces directly sponsored activities and jointly-sponsored activities with organizations whose mission and goals are congruent with our own.

Expected Results

We expect that as a result of participating in our CME activities that learners will be able to deliver improved patient care by applying new knowledge and skills, that will enhance their competence, and improve their performance in practice and/or improve patient outcomes.