Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development
The Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development office at the Lebanese American University Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine identifies, develops and promotes high quality Continuing Medical Education (CME) & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.
The purpose of our office is providing evidence-based and unbiased educational opportunities that contribute to improving the safety and quality of patient care.
We plan educational activities in accordance with the Criteria and Standards of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Our work is supported by a Scientific Advisory Committee (CME SAC) which suggests continuing education programs.
We offer educational activities addressing the needs and professional practice gaps of our target audience. We cover a wide range of clinical disciplines as well as education focused on professional development topics such as leadership, management, teaching, mentoring, grant writing, communication skills, pedagogy and other.
Physicians and other healthcare professionals from our medical school, academic and affiliated hospitals as well as Lebanese and regional healthcare professionals. And, in recognition of the continuum of medical education and its relationship to lifelong learning, medical students and residents are included in our educational activities.
Type of Educational Activities
Activity formats include live courses or conferences, skills-based workshops, skills-based workshops on simulation conducted at our clinical simulation center, regularly scheduled series (RSS) such as grand rounds, case conferences, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality activities, educational interventions conducted as part of quality performance improvement, enduring materials and web-based activities.
Expected Results of the Program
A variety of measures such as pre-and post- activity tests, surveys and evaluations are used to assess changes in competence or performance or patient outcomes. In addition, a comprehensive evaluation of the CME/CPD programs will be conducted annually to guide their ongoing improvement.