Welcome to the Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals online site for Continuing Medical Education.
Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Upcoming Live CME Activities
Regularly Scheduled Series
CME Transcripts (BIMC & SLRHC PHYSICIANS ONLY)
Policies & Procedures
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committees of Beth Israel Medical Center & St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals (BIMC & SLRHC) have as their primary purpose the improvement in the health care outcomes of patients through an effective program of CME based on improvement in quality and patient safety.
The CME Program's goals are to provide education that will improve learner competence in their ability to apply knowledge learned to patient care strategies; improve retention of that competence as measured by performance-in-practice; and, improve patient outcomes as a result.
The CME Program's activities encompass a broad range of comprehensive topics based on the identified gaps in the needs of the physician communities it serves. Emphasis is placed on the identification of areas for improvement through a strong collaboration with the hospitals' Quality Improvement Departments.
The content of the CME programs encompass a broad range of primary care and specialty topics that are determined through a comprehensive needs assessment process. Topics are derived from the needs of learners, experts, national and specialty society guidelines, and observed quality indicators within the health service system. They are actively reviewed and analyzed in order to identify gaps in physician knowledge and/or competence and/or performance. Content, based on evidence that constitutes best practices, is designed to ultimately result in the improvement in the health and/or outcomes of patients and/or significant changes in current practice.
The CME Program targets multidisciplinary audiences. Learners include physicians and other providers of medical care from the BIMC & SLRHC health care system as well as local, national and international medical and related professionals.
Types of Activities Provided
BIMC & SLRHC offers a variety of CME activities, including:
- Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)
- Live Conferences and Workshops?both directly sponsored and jointly sponsored
- Internet-Based Education
- Other Enduring Materials?both print and electronic?that enable the System to provide educational activities that target a large and geographically diverse audience
The identified needs and types of interventions planned determine the learning methods selected. The planners' understanding of the learning environment associated with a targeted audience determines the overall educational design of each activity, which often includes case studies, use of an audience response system, simulation, and question-and-answer opportunities.
Expected Results of the Program
As a result of their participation in CME activities, learners will demonstrate changes in competence, improvement in performance-in-practice, and/or improved patient outcomes. Metrics for determination of success include the following:
- For changes in competence: posttests determine that knowledge was gained, outcomes assessments, especially case-based vignettes, determine if confidence increased, and that a strategy for taking knowledge gained and applying it to the practice setting was actually achieved.
- For improvement in practice-based performance: outcome assessment will show that the educational intervention resulted in a significant change in physician behaviors in accordance with activity goals.
- For improvements in patient outcomes: hospital-based Quality Initiatives assessments indicate that closing the gap through education resulted in improved quality, and/or safety, and/or health outcomes of patients, or other indicators as identified in the gap analysis.