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Continuing Medical Education

The mission of OhioHealth Learning CME Program is to support OhioHealth’s commitment to “improve the health of those we serve.”

We create high quality educational interventions that advance the knowledge, competence and performance of physicians to enhance their professional practice.

The curriculum will include a broad range of primary care and specialty educational activities, as well as address the professional development of teaching and administrative physicians. Gaps will be identified in the learners’ current or potential scope of professional practice.

CME activities will be designed to narrow these gaps by advancing knowledge and competence, continuously improving clinical skills and performance, and/or addressing professional behaviors related to the practice of medicine.

Target Audience

The target audience of the CME Program includes physicians within the OhioHealth System and throughout the state of Ohio. We also welcome and encourage attendance of medical students, residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals to foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

Types of Activities

Multiple types of CME will be offered including Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS), live courses, enduring materials, journal-based, and live video conferences. In an effort to accommodate the diverse learning styles, education will be provided through simulation, didactic, interactive, case-based, web-based and journal-based formats. Some activities will be provided in live and recorded formats in order to reach the intended audience. OhioHealth will also jointly sponsor activities to work collaboratively with the community.

Expected Results

The overall CME Program is committed to producing and delivering educational activities that will foster and maintain the advancement of physicians’ medical knowledge and competence, develop their teaching skills, improve their performance in practice, and/or improve patient outcomes.

The expected results of the education we provide are that our learners will:

  1. Report greater confidence in their ability to achieve the desired results of our interventions expressed in the objectives.
  2. Demonstrate improvement in their ability to apply strategy to a practice situation using the knowledge gained as shown in case-based pre/post-test analyses.
  3. Make a commitment to change their practice/behavior and/or apply newly acquired strategies as measured immediately after the activity, with some confirmation of those changes via a post-event survey; and/or show improvement or favorable impact on targeted performance and/or patient outcomes through quality and/or patient safety measures.

The results of these assessments will be analyzed to guide program changes and improvements. The CME Committee will determine the overall achievement of its mission by evaluating the components outlined above, evaluating compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation, identifying improvements to be made, and reviewing the results of implemented improvement recommendations.


OhioHealth’s CME department is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. OhioHealth designates CME educational activities on an hour per hour basis in Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award.

Doctors Hospital is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy

The OhioHealth Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must complete, sign and return the attached disclosure form upon the initiation of planning a CME activity. This includes planners, course directors, CME staff, faculty, presenters, panel members, authors, and teachers. This disclosure statement must include all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest within the past 12 months that could be perceived as a conflict of interest (2.1).

Any individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher or an author of CME and cannot have control of or responsibility for the development, management, presentation or evaluation of a CME activity (2.2). This will be communicated in writing by the course director, physician planner or the OhioHealth CME Program. In the case of a presenter/faculty refusing to disclose after the activity has been promoted, credit will be denied for the presentation.