Carolinas HealthCare System

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Physician Education Office

Committed to Excellence in Medical Education

The Physician Education office offers a wide array of medical education opportunities based on courses designed to be in the forefront of medical technology, biomedical research, changes in the healthcare environment and advances in medicine. These efforts paved the way for the education office being awarded continued accreditation "with commendations" during our last review. The recognition was based on exceptional physician involvement, incorporating adult learning principles into our education curriculum, and departmental collaboration with performance improvement and case management leading to outcome-based education.

Registration and Contact Information

Stephanie Sherrill, MD
Medical Director

George Bousaba, MD

Physician Education Office
920 Church St., North | Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-403-4165 / Fax: 704-403-3537

Cathy-Jo Long, AAS, RCP
Education Specialist

Mission Statement

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The North Carolina Medical Society has accredited the Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Physician Education Office to award Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit to physicians.

Goals: Support a program of education and research that improves clinical care and patient health status while fostering an environment of lifelong learning.

  • To provide practicing physicians with educational opportunities that will contribute to their professional learning, maintain clinical competency, and promote the appropriate implementation of medical advances.
  • Stimulate the desire to apply skills through CME to the care of patients.
  • Demonstrate the link between needs, learning objectives, design and learning outcomes by mentoring Activity Directors & CME Coordinators.

Scope: Continuing Medical Education activities will emphasize the development of skills and knowledge in medical advances in clinical practice, medical research, medical technology, clinical pathways, outcomes management, quality of care, managed care, and other relevant topics to maintain competence in current and future delivery.

Participants: Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast medical staff members and regional physicians practicing in primary and subspecialty areas as well as other appropriate members of healthcare teams.

Strategies: Using proven adult learning principles, the Continuing Medical Education program sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast will offer medical teaching activities that utilize traditional and innovative educational methods while incorporating principles of performance improvement.

The Continuing Medical Education Office will work with individuals and groups within Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast as well as other organizations in order to develop programming focused on improving medical care outcomes.

  • Expected Results: Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast encourages continuing professional development of physicians by offering an array of activities to assist the learner in expanding his/her knowledge of medicine and implementation of new treatments.

Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast is committed to assessing the impact & effectiveness of its CME program through both qualitative and quantitative methods. These include but are not limited to pre & post activity evaluation tools that measure immediate participant learning, post activity evaluations, and follow up patient outcomes to determine if physicians change practice behaviors based on what they learned.

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