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Mission Statement

Mission Statement
for Continuing Medical Education (approved CME Advisory Committee, July 2012)

Mission and Purpose

The Emory University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME), in accordance with the mission of the School of Medicine, leads and facilitates the independent development of unbiased, scientifically balanced, postgraduate educational activities. These are designed and implemented to facilitate the continued professional development of physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Content Areas

The content of education activities are designed to increase knowledge, skills, and professional performance to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in the population and impact positive patient outcomes.  This includes updates and cutting-edge content in primary care, specialty, and subspecialty clinical medicine; research; basic sciences; and professional skills development.

Target Audience

Our target audience is physicians and other healthcare professionals, patients and the community on a local, regional, national and international scale. 

Types of Activities

Education activities include live and telecast conferences, regularly scheduled series, internet CME, journal CME, procedure-oriented programs, individual mini-fellowships and enduring materials.  Some activities may be planned and implemented with a non-accredited joint-sponsor or other organization.   

Expected Results

It is expected that participation in OCME educational offerings will yield identifiable improvements in learner competence and knowledge as reflected in pre and post evaluative tools and/or improvements in learner performance in the clinical setting as demonstrated by a positive impact on measures of patient or public health outcomes.


To provide physicians and healthcare professionals the highest quality, evidence-based education, advancing their knowledge, skills and professional performance to improve the health of the public.