March 15-18th, Nashville, TN Nearly 300 SACME members and non-members participated in the very first of its kind—a SACME international hybrid annual meeting. The goal of this year’s meeting, post COVID-19, was to assure access to everyone—whether you could attend live or not. Thus, the meeting was structured to offer two learning formats— in person […]Read More
CME/CPD professionals continually face the challenge of effectively communicating our value within our institutions. Despite the critical role of continuing medical education/continuing professional development in improving patient care and population health, many leaders and clinicians still view it primarily as a mandatory credit requirement. Consequently, it is crucial for us to collectively explore strategies to convey our story, dispel misconceptions, advocate for our significance, and strive for representation in decision-making processes so that we are driving the mission of our respective organizations.Read More
NEW! The aim of this column is to Identify resources available for training in QI concepts and identify strengths within the CE/CPD office for facilitating QI work.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines Quality Improvement (QI) as “…the framework used to systematically improve care. Quality Improvement seeks to standardize processes and structure to reduce variation, achieve predictable results, and improve outcomes for patients, healthcare systems, and organizations.”Read More
VJC: Improving CPD Interventions and Strengthening the CPD Value Proposition by Developing Our Capacity for Doing Research
SACME’s Virtual Journal Club (VJC) was founded with a goal of helping support and further our capacity for scholarship in the field of continuing professional development in the healthcare. As we considered the diversity of academic experience, variety of backgrounds and professional roles in our field that shaped the needs and interests of our community, we decided to…Read More
The shift in interest to online learning was catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic as educational and professional development programs were forced to explore online learning strategies and creatively…Read More
I love telling stories. One story I’d like to share with you is about my evolution as an education scientist who is committed to coproducing research through equitable partnerships with patients, health professionals and researchers. My hope is that it will help you partner with people outside of your discipline, content area and even philosophical orientation. Perhaps the lessons I have learned along the way will inspire you to work toward equitable relationships within the physician-patient dyad and ultimately improve patient care.Read More
In this interesting session, the speakers outlined how CPD is the cornerstone for value creation in the healthcare system. However, admittedly, showing the value of CPD is not without its challenges. A case must be made for why we should invest in CME/CPD. Thus the question becomes, can the value of CPD be measured and quantified in a way that makes a convincing case for investing in CPD?Read More
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The Society of Academic CME (SACME) is committed to promoting the highest value in patient care and health of the public through the scholarship of continuing medical and interprofessional education. Join us to connect with a passionate network of professional members. We are delighted to broaden our membership categories, and welcome passionate students and ‘early career’ professionals into the SACME community for mentorship and training.Read More
Column Editors: Craig Campbell, MD and Joseph Szot, MD
Truth and Reconciliation in Medical Schools: Forging a Critical Reflective Framework to Advance Indigenous Health Equity.
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada outlined 94 Calls to Action, which formalized a responsibility for all people and institutions in Canada to confront and craft paths to remedy the legacy of the country’s colonial past. This article outlines efforts by stakeholders at one medical school to mobilize their institution to address the TRC’s Calls to Action via the Indigenous HealthRead More