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 



Speaker & Affiliation



Thursday, 04/08/2016

QI Series: Toxic Stress & Early Intervention in Young Children

Allegra Klacsmann, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist II: Countywide Birth to Five Coordinator and Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI)-Children’s Evidenced Based Practice Lead
Elida Lambrechts, MSW, MPA, LCSW
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Countywide Child Welfare Division, Los Angeles, CA
Janet Suzanne Arnold-Clark, MD, FAAP                     

Senior Physician, Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
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