Continuing Medical Education



To help maintain the emphasis of Stanford CME upon high quality education.

Use of the Stanford Campus

Educational programs are most effective in settings which are designed to foster learning.  For this reason, the School of Medicine encourages faculty to hold continuing medical education courses in the rich academic environment of the Stanford campus whenever practical.  The administration is committed to making attractive and functional venues available including the new Li Ka Shing Center (opening in Mid-2010).

Off Campus Continuing Medical Education Activities

The School of Medicine recognizes that to best serve the educational needs of practicing physicians and to advance the careers of our academic faculty it may be appropriate to hold selected CME courses at off campus locations within our primary medical catchment area.  For this reason, it is permissible to use certain types of off-campus facilities within Northern California.   Proposals to hold a Stanford CME activity elsewhere will be considered on a case-by-case basis only if they possess exceptional educational merit and have a compelling reason for use of a more remote venue.

The School encourages use of not-for-profit conference centers and moderately priced hotels. School policy does not permit use of venues which are primarily vacation destinations (e.g. ski, golf, and beach resorts; casinos).

Implementation Timeline

The policy is in effect immediately for courses not already on the CME calendar.  For already scheduled courses with venues selected, the originally planned venue will be permitted until the end of 2010.  Exceptions beyond this date will only be considered if cancellation of an existing venue contract would incur exceptional expense.


Stanford Center for CME 5/01/09

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