The University of Washington School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education offers high quality continuing medical education opportunities for physicians and healthcare professionals. Our programs help you to stay abreast of new and developing advances in medicine and research, as well as enhance your professional performance and practice.
Offerings include short courses of one to three days, week-long board-review courses, visiting professorships, grand rounds, and online learning. Other opportunities include lecture series at hospitals, live webcast presentations, self-directed enduring materials, and other specific courses requested by members of the medical community and School of Medicine faculty. All programs consist of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
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Accreditation with Commendation
The University of Washington School of Medicine has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that University of Washington School of Medicine provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US healthcare quality improvement.
The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.
UW Medicine provides our patients with the latest in medical discoveries, diagnoses and treatments. The UW School of Medicine is recognized for excellence in training primary-care physicians and for advancing medical knowledge through scientific research. Research scientists at the UW School of Medicine explore every aspect of health and disease, from the molecular mechanisms of gene action to population studies of global illnesses. Our hospitals, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center and Valley Medical Center have a total of 65,000 admissions and 1.6 million outpatient and emergency room visits each year. We are dedicated to improving overall patient care and the general health and well-being of the public.
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