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The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Provider Number 0000356.

Purpose

accme-logo.jpgThe mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Continuing Health Professional Education is to provide lifelong learning experiences for practicing health care professionals in Mississippi in order to improve patient care in the state. The overall goal of the Continuing Health Professional Education department is to support the Medical School's efforts to enhance competence and physician performance in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

The overall goals of the Continuing Health Professional Education's continuing medical education (CME) program are to:

  • Provide high-quality, lifelong learning experiences for health care professions in a cost-effective manner.
  • Present activities identified by needs by health care professions to maintain competence in their chosen area of health care practice.
  • Present activities which will ultimately lead to improved patient care.

Target audience

UMMC CME activities are provided for all physicians and other health care disciplines including nurses, dentists, and associated allied healthcare professionals at the local, state, regional and national level as applicable. Multidisciplinary activities are encouraged in order to provide well rounded educational experiences.

Types of activities

UMMC offers conferences, workshops, lectures, discipline specific seminars, review courses, departmental regularly scheduled series (i.e. grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences) and other CME activities as indicated by assessment of need. UMC jointly provides activities with nonprofit health care non-accredited entities when proposed activities are consistent with the mission and goals of the CME program and meet the Essentials and Standards f the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Educational design and methods for CME activities is selected based on identified needs, content and expected results of the activity.

June 2018

  • June 1
    ATLS Refresher Course
    Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • June 22-23
    ATLS Student Course
    Location: UMMC Conference Center at t he Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    UMMC Residents Only.

July 2018

August 2018

  • Aug. 4
    2018 Dermatology Symposium: Diagnostic and Treatment Pearls for Primary Care
    Location: UMMC New School of Medicine LH124
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as other interested health care providers in the ares of primary care, family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.
    Registration coming May 1.
  • Aug. 18
    2018 Ophthalmology Update & Ching J. Chen, MD, Lecture
    Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Ridgeland MS
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Aug. 23-24
    Cancer 2018: ASCO and Other Highlights
    Location: Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, County Line Road, Jackson MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: oncologists, hematologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
    Click here for more information or to register.

October 2018

  • Oct. 18-19
    2018 MS Transplant Symposium
    Location: UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists, registered dietitians, nurses, dialysis staff and organ procurement staff.
    Registration coming soon.