Since our founding in 1972, the Office of Continuing Medical Education at UC Davis Health has played an integral role in the continuum of medical education, enhancing clinical performance and patient care. We are leaders in designing, developing, delivering and evaluating quality education in partnership with faculty educators. Our goals are to facilitate professional learning to enhance physician performance and delivery of patient care, contribute to quality improvement, engage students preparing for transition to practice, optimize procedural skills, and more. Our educational programs support the UC Davis Health Strategic Plan and contributes to achieving the health system’s goals. We have been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) as an organization that has achieved the highest level of accreditation, Accreditation with Commendation.

In 2022, we recognize a milestone – 50 years of continuing medical education at UC Davis Health. Join us in celebrating 50 years of educational excellence as we reflect on our evolution and continued contributions to innovating education and changing culture.

The Value of Continuing Medical Education

UCDH in the 1970s (C) UC Regents. All rights reserved.

UC Davis Health in the 1970s, when the Office of Continuing Medical Education was founded.

Since 1972, the Office of Continuing Medical Education has been an integral part of UC Davis Health. In an ever-changing healthcare landscape, our office has adapted, delivering valuable education on national and public health issues, improving quality of care and patient outcomes, and assisting practitioners in learning about new legislative requirements.

Today, we continue to reshape health education. With advances in health care and technology occurring more rapidly than ever before, it's imperative that continuing medical education (CME) be designed and developed to address essential topics, leveraging technology for timely delivery and evaluation of demonstrated quantifiable outcomes.