This program is designed to provide and encourage participation in a broad range of education programs for the Kent Hospital medical staff, paramedical staff and community physicians. At Kent, our fundamental goal at all times is to promote and ensure the best possible patient care. The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program facilitates the acquisition of new knowledge, new concepts, skills and techniques and encourages interdisciplinary and sub-specialty interrelationships. CME credits are a requirement for physician credentialing and licensing.
The Kent CME program is organized to qualify its offerings for category I credit as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Rhode Island Medical Society CME Committee. Kent’s program is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to sponsor CME for physicians. The faculty for CME programs includes members of the Kent medical staff as well as invited lecturers from various teaching institutions accessible to Kent Hospital. Education programs receiving commercial support will meet the ACCME Guidelines for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education.
The CME Programs provide educational opportunities to the major clinical departments and specialty sub-groups, as well as combined general staff meetings, as a vehicle for interdisciplinary interactions.
Programs consist of:
- Departmental case conferences.
- Departmental care review committee conferences.
- Tumor board conferences.
- Departmental teaching conferences.
- General conferences - scheduled 3 to 4 times annually.
- Special topic symposiums as requested by individual departments or committees.
The purpose and mission of the Kent Hospital CME Program is reviewed and approved by the Medical Staff Executive Committee, the Kent Hospital Board of Trustees and the Care New England Board of Trustees.