Continuing Medical Education

Course Leadership Responsibilities

Course Directors Are Responsible for Assuring that CME Activities Address the Professional Practice Gaps of Physicians, Are Free of Commercial Influence and Are Fiscally Sound.

Who May Serve as Course Directors?
For reasons of financial accountability and adherence to Stanford policies, Course Directors should be full-time physician faculty members employed by the Stanford School of Medicine. Non full-time faculty may be considered for leadership positions based on compelling need; this requires prior approval by the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education or the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for CME. Community practitioners with voluntary clinical appointments, non physicians and community health partners may participate as a course co-director in concert with a Stanford School of Medicine physician faculty member.

It is expected that Course Directors familiarize themselves with Stanford CME policies including: Commercial Support, Honorarium, Identification and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest and Venue policies which are all found at  The CME staff and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education are available to answer any questions regarding these policies.

Specific Responsibilities:

Stanford Center for CME September 2012

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