We are leading the way in continuing medical education (CME) for the health sciences professionals of today and tomorrow. That means we're at the forefront of helping UC Davis Health foster innovative education.
Here you'll find news about the latest developments, partnerships, strategies and tools we use to enhance the learning experience for everyone from undergraduate medical students to experienced faculty and physicians.
Team members from the UC Davis Health Office of Continuing Medical Education are pleased to be presenting an abstract presentation at the 2020 Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida on Feb. 18-21, 2020. The presentation focuses on the work done with UC Davis Health neurologists to develop the Precision Interprofessional Neurologic Educational Learning (PINECLE) program. Learn more about this program in our Education Spotlight section.
The UC Davis Health Faculty Development and Diversity Blog published a piece written by Sandhya Venugopal, M.D., associate dean of continuing medical education at UC Davis Health, and Shelley Palumbo, director and CAO of the Office of Continuing Medical Education, in September 2019. The piece addresses how the ideal CME program is linked to quality improvement, is learner focused, is built into the fabric of daily patient care, and occurs at the point of care thereby addressing the needs of the practitioner.
The Physician Efficiency Program (PEP), which helps UC Davis Health physicians better manage their work in the electronic health record (EHR), avoid burnout, and improve patient care, has partnered with the Office of Continuing Medical Education to offer a course that is certified for CME credit. During the course, each physician receives up to four hours of individualized, one-on-one training in the EHR. This training is held during clinic time at a 50 percent reduced schedule to allow for practice charting. Each physician leaves this training with an individualized efficiency plan. Additional weekly one-hour group discussions are held to address each clinic’s unique struggles. Each onsite PEP engagement typically lasts three to six weeks. During this time the PEP team works to optimize the EHR platform for each clinic, building new digital tools as needed.
Associate Dean of CMEPresents Case Study at Boston Seminar
Sandhya Venugopal, M.D., associate dean of CME at UC Davis Health, attended the MGH Institute of Health Professions Scholarship and Capstone Seminar on June 17-19, 2019 in Boston. She delivered a case study presentation called "Continuing Medical Education, Reshaping Health Education: Application of 2025 Job Roles."
UC Davis Health’s Regional Affiliations and Outreach department, in collaboration with UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, offers the Pediatric Acute Care Education Sessions (PACES) program for community clinicians who provide care to children. The program gives clinicians the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer learning with pediatricians from UC Davis Children’s Hospital through webinars.
During the 9th Annual UC Davis Healthcare Quality Forum on March 13, 2019 in Sacramento, Calif., forum co-chair Frederick J. Meyers, M.D., M.A.C.P., talked about changes happening with continuing medical education at UC Davis Health.
The UC Davis Health Office of Continuing Medical Education offers the use of Learning Glass technology, which allows faculty to record online lectures and illustrate presentation materials while maintaining face-to-face contact with learners.