Continuing Medical Education

Message from the Associate Dean

Welcome to the Stanford University School of Medicine Center for Continuing Medical Education!

A New ApproachGriffith Harsh, MD

The goal of Stanford's continuing medical education (CME) program is to enhance the ability of practicing physicians to deliver high quality, cost-effective care.

Our approach includes three fundamental elements:
(1) reduction of bias through cessation of designated commercial support, (2) design and implementation of curricula enriched by innovative educational technologies (e.g. simulation) and modern pedagogical methods (e.g. interactivity), and (3) enhanced focus upon quality of care and patient safety.  

As the nation’s first school of medicine to prohibit designated commercial support, our intent is to catalyze a widespread transition of the national CME curricula. Our programs aim to systematically improve professional education in the context of our changing health care system, and, ultimately, to improve the quality of health care and patient outcomes.

Stanford Center for CME, 3/05/12

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