Physicians

Physicians

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.

August 2017

  • Aug. 18
    Cancer 2017: ASCO and Other Highlights
    Location: Hilton Hotel
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of cancer.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Aug. 18
    Opioids for Pain Management
    Location: UMMC Conference Center, Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Cheryl Stingily
    Target audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other interested healthcare providers.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Aug. 19
    2017 Ophthalmology Update
    Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Ridgeland MS
    Contact: Kim Chaney
    Target audience: Ophthalmologists and ophthalmic technicians.
    Click here for more information or to register.

September 2017

  • Sept. 22
    MS Chapter AAP Fall Meeting
    Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 118 Laurel Park Cove, Flowood MS
    Contact: Kay Watkins 
    Target audience: pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who care for children.
    Click here for more information or to register.

October 2017

  • Oct. 6-7
    ATLS Student Course
    Location: UMMC Conference Cente, Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Oct. 27
    ATLS Refresher Course
    Location: UMMC Conference Center, Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
    Click here for more information or to register.

November 2017

  • Nov. 9-10
    ATLS Instructor Course - By Invitation Only
    Location: UMMC Conference Center, Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: Physicians certified in ATLS who have been identified as potential instructors.
    For more information, contact Kay Watkins.
  • Nov. 17
    Stroke Symposium 2017
    Location: UMMC Conference Cente, Jackson Medical Mall
    Contact: Kay Watkins
    Target audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and other health care providers caring for stroke victims.
    Registration coming soon.

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.