Continuing Medical Education (CME)
CME Mission and Purpose
CME Program Purpose and Mission Statement
The mission of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program is to provide practicing health care professionals with programs that help them address gaps in their knowledge and practice skills and achieve measurable improvements in patient care.
The ultimate goal of the Ohio AAP CME program is that participants in the CME activities will return to their practice or clinic and incorporate changes. These changes are based on the increased competence and performance skills addressed in the activity to obtain optimal patient outcomes. It will address both the learner’s identified needs, as well as those needs not self-identified which close gaps in practice that prevent the delivery of consistently high quality healthcare to all patients at all times.
Ohio AAP understands physicians may not engage in self-assessment on a regular basis, hence, the need for CME planners to identify and assess new or updated protocols, treatments, theories, and tools for consistently patient-centric education. Ohio AAP believes in CME that promotes changes in competence, performance and positive patient outcomes that enhance and increase the learner’s ability to care for patients.
The Ohio AAP CME program has the unique opportunity to access retrospective data to develop needs assessment and define true gaps that exist in physician performance at the practice level. The Ohio AAP CME program will also analyze follow-up data to demonstrate the results CME programming will have on changes in competence, performance, and behavior. This same analytical approach that is used in developing and evaluating CME activities will be the cornerstone of the entire CME program.
The target audience includes practicing physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
The types of activities: Ohio AAP CME activities will include live presentations and internet based or electronic learning (such as webinars) to maximize the distribution of education and current best practices for the pediatric care professional.
The Ohio AAP’s Child Health Pillar represents all areas of care of children but with the priority to have an overall shift in approach from treatment-focus to a focus on child wellness. It manages the Chapter’s educational efforts, including Expert Roundtables, Annual Meeting, MOC Part II and the materials on the Chapter website.
CME Committee Members:
Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP – CME Program Director
Robert Murray, MD, FAAP
William Cotton, MD, FAAP
Elizabeth Dawson – CME Coordinator
Hayley Southworth, MS
CME Activity Application – Due 12 weeks prior to activity
Application Links and Forms
CME Activity Checklist
Conflict of Interest Instructions
Learning Objectives Guidelines – Action Verbs
Needs Assessment Guidelines
Post Approval Forms:
Commercial Support Letter of Agreement
Instructions to Claim Credit
MOC Part II CME Certficate
MOC Part II for CME:
Link to ACCME Website
MOC Part Provider Manual
MOC Statement of Credit
MOC CME Certificate
MOC CME Checklist
MOC CME Evaluation
MOC CME Completion Criteria
Peer Review Form
Enduring Activity Checklist