Inova - Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME)
The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at Inova Health System offers physicians and other health care professionals educational opportunities that foster excellence in patient care. In concert with the overall mission of Inova, our endeavor is supported by the Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee to ensure that activities comply with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. They support the concept of continuous undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate medical education throughout the lifetime of the healthcare professional. To achieve our goals, they support the expansion of both traditional and innovative modes of learning. The OCME offers a variety of continuing medical education courses to meet the rapidly changing needs of health care professionals. They are committed to exploring new learning modalities through the application of innovative communications technologies including Quality Improvement and CME courses on the internet.
The Inova Health System continuing medical education program (OCME) works to continuously improve the quality of care for patients by providing physicians and other health care professionals with high quality, objective educational activities to improve knowledge, competence and performance in the healthcare environment. The overall goal of the program is to sponsor evidence-based programming that is appropriate to the needs of practicing physicians, based on principles of adult learning and results in narrowing the professional practice gap of its learners.
Inova’s CME program includes a broad range of content areas, specialty and subspecialty topics chosen through a systematic needs assessment process, which identifies “gaps” between current and best practice. Educational content is selected for its relevance to the target audience’s scope of professional practice and is planned to enhance core competencies, promote evidence-based care and address healthcare concerns.