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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.


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.

February 2018

  • Feb. 24-25
    Nuclear Medicine Update
    Location: Table 100 Conference Center, 100 Ridge Way, Flowood MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: radiology/nuclear medicine physicians, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine scientists, nuclear medicine technologists and other physicians interested in nuclear medicine.
    Registration available Dec. 15, 2017.

March 2018

  • March 21-23
    Family Medicine Update
    Location: Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, 1002 County Line Road, Jackson MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins  
    Target audience: family medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Registration available Jan. 2, 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.
    Registration coming May 1.