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SACME Virtual Journal Club February 2019

  • 20 Feb 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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February 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

Articulating the Value of Continuing Medical Education / Continuing Professional Development

Presenter: Todd Dorman, M.D., FCCM, FSACME

Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination
Associate Dean Continuing Medical Education
Professor & Vice Chair for Critical Care
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Facilitator: Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP 
Director of Continuing Medical Education,
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director of Interprofessional Continuing Education,
Penn Medicine

Summary: Offices of CME/CPD are sometimes seen similar to extension education offices. That is as a profit center. We will discuss why it is better to exist as a value center and review and consider a variety of values a CME/CPD office can provide. Upon completion of the discussion, providers of CME/CPD will be able to discuss the values and make a case to leadership on why CME/CPD is a valuable strategic lever for change.

Key Points:

  1. Profit centers may have an inherent conflict of interest within them
  2. The values provided by CME/CPD are of a diverse type and not all are fiscal.
  3. Getting the most out of CME/CPD requires educational providers to have a greater appreciation for these fiscal and non-fiscal benefits


The learner will be able to describe why CME/CPD should be a value center.

The learner will be able to list at least three values CME/CPD brings to their organization

Suggested Readings:

Dorman, T. Chapter 24: Articulating the Value of Continuing Medical Education. (2018) In: Rayburn, W., Davis, D., and Turco, M. editor(s). Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Healthcare: Better Education, Better Outcomes (pp. 353-362). Philadelphia, PA (United States): Wolters Kluwer.

Continuing Medical Education: Looking back, planning ahead. Dennis Wentz editor. Chapter 31.

https://premiosgroup.com/value-center-not-profit-center-cost-center/. (This article focuses at an IT department but covers the landscape of being a value center can be beneficial.

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