"Teaching is the profession that teaches all of the other professions."

--Author Unknown

LMU-DCOM Office of CME Mission

LMU Campus – Harrogate, TN

The mission of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will remain consistent with the mission of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in its commitment to prepare outstanding osteopathic physicians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to humanity. Planned educational programs will focus on the health and wellness needs of people within the Appalachian region while emphasizing primary care for underserved rural communities. The Office of CME will invest in quality academic programs for physicians and other health care professionals supported by superior faculty and technology while embracing the principles of holistic care, diversity, and public service as an enduring commitment to responsibility and high ethical standards.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public (Source: National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration).

Accreditation

LMU-DCOM is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians and other health care professionals.

Purpose

The LMU-DCOM CME program aligns with the AOA’s continuing medical education program to continually improve the quality of patient care and the physician’s ability to care for patients through the growth of knowledge, the improvement of skills, and physician-to-physician interaction.

As an AOA CME Sponsor, LMU-DCOM will strive to foster exemplary continuing medical education practices in meeting the teaching and learning needs of its faculty and community-based preceptors, committed to its mission of life-long learning and addressing the changing landscape of health care.

Target Audience

LMU-DCOM’s CME Program develops educational activities primarily for clinicians, targeting osteopathic and allopathic clinical adjunct faculty in the hospital, ambulatory, and community-based settings. A secondary audience for these programs includes:

  • Community health care professionals
  • Nursing/allied health professionals
  • Professional Administrators and managers
  • Residents
  • Medical students, PA students, and nursing students
  • Emergency Medical Services

Type of Activities (current and in development)

  • Courses
  • Lectures
  • Podcasts
  • Workshops
  • Newsletters
  • Recorded presentations
  • Grand rounds webinars
  • Educational lecture series
  • Online modules and tutorials

Expected Results

LMU-DCOM is dedicated to providing continuing medical education opportunities which lead to the development of new understandings, skills, and capabilities. Our educational efforts will strive for continuous and integrated planning and assessment for improving physician competence, performance, and patient health outcomes.

Performance Improvement CME

Performance Improvement CME is an activity based on a learner’s participation in a project established and/or guided by a CME provider. A physician identifies an educational need through a measure of his/her performance in practice, engages in education experiences to meet the need, integrates the education into patient care, and then reevaluates his/her performance.