Continuing Medical Education
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 Accreditation Criteria. This distinction extends CDU a six-year accreditation term instead of the typical four-year term. CDU’s accreditation term is from 12/09/2019 through 11/30/2025.
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/or performance, to ultimately, improve patient care within underserved populations, and reduce healthcare disparities.
Charles R. Drew University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Many of our accredited 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) webpage. The provision of CME has been one of the founding goals of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and we have an active program provided by our faculty and partners including the Martin Luther King, JR. Outpatient Center, hosting grand rounds, journal club meetings, and a quality care initiative, as well as grand rounds initiatives through Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital.
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 Office of CME 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.
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.
Please take a few minutes to review our web pages, and you will find the following:
- Programs sponsored at CDU, 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 online programs, courses sponsored by the 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
- The Office of CME policies, procedures, and links to national CME organizations
- Educational material, courses, publications, and 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.
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
Dean, College of Medicine