The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUMC) is dedicated, through a rich and innovative tradition, to providing high quality continuing medical education to physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to facilitate the delivery of better and enhanced patient care and outcomes. Pursuant to the Medical Center’s goal of disseminating and applying new knowledge, CCME employs the latest advances in evidence-based medicine to alter practice performance.
As part of a preeminent academic institution whose mission includes creating a positive impact locally and internationally, CCME serves the educational demands of an array of healthcare professionals in many specialties. The Center’s target audience includes physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals affiliated with OSUMC. Community practitioners at the local and regional level are also encouraged to participate in CCME organized events. Additionally, via educational partnerships, internet-based learning, and direct sponsorship, CCME reaches a national and international audience.
Types of Activities Provided
The Center continually implements new technologies and educational assays to assist individuals in their professional development, meeting the various educational needs of a diverse healthcare professional population. CCME coordinated activities include:
- Local, regional, national and international symposia
- Internet-based enduring materials, including video on demand programming and monograph/journal review
- Regularly Scheduled Series, or grand rounds
The Center determines educational deficiencies by utilizing several needs assessment sources, including journal articles or other peer reviewed sources, clinical evidence and research, audience survey instruments, and discussion with clinical and research faculty. Upon identification of educational needs, programming is produced in a multitude of medical specialties and subjects, incorporating clinical best practices and evidence-based guidelines. In the diffusion of medical education, CCME applies many learning mechanisms such as case reviews, audience question and answer, panel discussions, and multi-media presentations.
The Center expects to achieve results in several areas. Expanded participant knowledge that addresses identified educational gaps and attendee’s expectation that knowledge obtained will be utilized in clinical practice are immediately measured outcomes. Long term measurable results include participant change in performance, increased self-perceived effectiveness in the clinical setting, and improved patient outcomes.
The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ohio State University designates CME educational activities on an hour per hour basis in Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award.
We are located on the Health Sciences campus of The Ohio State University.
Center for Continuing Medical Education
The Ohio State University
600 Ackerman Road, 2nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Fees will gladly be refunded if notice of cancellation is received a minimum of 7 business days prior to the CME event. All fees are subject to a non-refundable administrative charge which is determined by the cost of the conference. Fees are due upon registration and may be paid by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, check or money order. Checks should be made payable to OSU-CCME.
As a provider of AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education, it is the policy of CCME to adhere to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education to avoid any conflict of interest and/or commercial bias and must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control content of an educational activity, including presenters, panel members and moderators, must disclose any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that may create a potential conflict of interest. All relevant financial relationships will be mitigated by an unconflicted planner peer. Furthermore, if a potential conflict cannot be properly mitigated, anyone in control of content is restricted in their input concerning related content; the faculty member is removed from the agenda; and/or the presentation is not certified for credit.