College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Office of CME

Charles R. Drew University (CDU) has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) for demonstrating excellence across each of the ACCME’s 22 accreditation criteria.  This distinction extends CDU a six-year accreditation term.

"The ACCME commends your organization for meeting the ACCME's accreditation requirements and for demonstrating that yours is a learning organization and a change agent for the physicians you serve. You have demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is a part of a system for quality improvement."

-Murray Kopelow, MD, MS (Comm), FRCPC
President and Chief Executive Officer

The Charles R. Drew University Office of CME provides excellent continuing medical education that will enhance the ability of faculty physicians and community physicians to provide patient care. The overarching goal of CDU CME is to improve physician competence and performance, to ultimately, improve patient care within underserved populations.

Charles R. Drew University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Many of our certified initiatives, however, target the entire healthcare team, and you can expect to learn from noted experts who are leaders in their fields.

Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the Office of CME Homepage!

I am pleased to welcome you to the Continuing Medical Education (CME) site. The provision of CME has been one of the founding goals of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science and we have an active program provided by our faculty and partners including grand rounds, journal club meetings, and a quality care initiative with the County of Los Angeles (MLK-MACC).

The CDU College of Medicine is an ACCME accredited provider of    continuing medical education and we view this as a service to our faculty, community physicians, alumni, community partners in health care and other health providers who are seeking CME opportunities based on measured needs that impact our community.

The CME office is dedicated to working with our faculty to provide programs that meet our mission and help translate the latest research on health and science into excellent care for the patients in our community.

Please take a few minutes to review our website and you will find the following:

  • Programs sponsored at CDU and our calendar of events and how to obtain CME certificates of attendance
  • Links to other CME and physician education programs at the local state and national level and to on line programs, courses sponsored by government, universities and commercial sources
  • Information for faculty and partners who wish to create CME programs at CDU
  • CME Requirements and regulations for physicians in the State of California
  • CME Office policies, procedure and links to national CME organizations
  • Educations Material, courses, publications, links related to medical and health science education at CDU

We are tremendously proud of our CME initiatives and I invite you to share your comments and suggestion for future CME programs with me or our CME Director.

Daphne Calmes, MD
Interim Dean, College of Medicine

Upcoming Events 

Date

Activity

Speaker & Affiliation

Location

Time

Friday, 04/17/2015

Updates In Medicine:
Electronic Medical Records At A Safety Medical Center

Cynthia Oliver, Mba

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center
1670 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
I&R Building
I&R Terrace Hall

12:15PM
To
1:15PM

Friday, 04/24/2015

Quality Improvement Series:
Making Cents out of Meaningful Use

Sophia Monica Soni, MD
Director of continuity care Martin Luther King, Jr, Outpatient Center

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center
1670 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
I&R Building
I&R Terrace Hall

12:15PM To
1:15PM

Monday, 05/4/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
 Investor-Initiated Clinical Trials: Closing the Health Disparities’ Gap in Cancer Care

Robin Farias-Eisner, M.D., Ph.D
Gynecologic Oncology, Professor and Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Director, Center for Biomarker Discovery and Research, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PMT
To
1:30PM

Friday, 05/15/2015

Updates In Medicine:
Controversies in Testsoterone Replacement.

Ron Swerdloff, MD

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center
1670 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
I&R Building
I&R Terrace Hall

12:15PM
To
1:15PM

Monday, 06/15/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Path to a cure for high grade serous ovarian cancers: subverting platinum resistance in the cancer stem cells

Sanaz Memarzadeh M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn at UCLA, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Director G.O. Discovery Laboratory
Broad Stem Cell Research Center at UCLA

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 07/13/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Advances in Systemic Therapies for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Edwin Posadas, M.D.    
Medical Director, Urologic Oncology Program
Clinical co-Chief, Division of Hematology Oncology
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 08/3/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Determinants of prostate bone metastasis

Isla Garraway, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Urology David Geffen, UCLA School of Medicine

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 09/21/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

Andrew Hendifar, M.D. MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Oncology Lead, Gastrointestinal and Neuroendocrine Malignancies
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 10/26/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Breast Cancer 2015-Bringing Genomic Medicine to the Clinic

William Audeh, M.D., M.S.
Medical Director, Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program, Medical Oncology and Cancer Risk Assessment
Breast Cancer Program – Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 11/16/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Breast Cancer 2015-Bringing Genomic Medicine to the Clinic

Hyung Kim, M.D.
Associate Director, Surgical Research,
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Co-Medical Director, Urologic Oncology Program

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 12/7/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Breast Cancer 2015-Bringing Genomic Medicine to the Clinic

BJ Rimel, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Director of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center      

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM