Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Continuing Medical Education activities at Good Samaritan Hospital have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles.
Good Samaritan Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. It is the policy of Good Samaritan Hospital to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored programs. All faculty participating in sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Participating physicians should only claim those hours actually spent in each educational activity.
CME Mission Statement
Good Samaritan Hospital’s purpose of the CME Program is to broaden and enhance the competence and performance of physicians so they can provide and help facilitate high quality, evidence-based, and culturally relevant care to the patients they serve in the community.
The content of our CME activities will be designed so that it disseminates current, relevant, practical, evidence-based, cultural and linguistic competent, medical and scientific information. This information will be based on physician core competencies, hospital performance improvement initiatives, practice gaps in the knowledge, competence, or performance of our medical staff, and/or practice gaps in the current systems used in the hospital to facilitate the improvement of patient care.
Our target audience consists of physicians who practice at Good Samaritan Hospital, community physicians who use the hospital as a tertiary center, and physicians who on a national level desire to take advantage of the experience and expertise offered from the various specialty departments of care at the hospital. Other Healthcare professionals who serve as team members with physicians will be invited and included in the educational event.
The types of activities we plan fall into these categories:
- Live, 1 hour to multi-hour courses targeted at the primary care level
- Regularly Scheduled Series’ mainly for specialties and sub-specialties
- Enduring materials (if the need arises)
- Joint-sponsor CME
We expect that when we design our CME activities based on an identified gap analysis, our 2013 CME outcomes will be:
- Improved physician knowledge & competence by 20%
- Improved physician performance as measured by hospital collected data
- Improved hospital-wide systems used to improve patient outcomes
To submit a Good Samaritan Hospital CME Program/Activity Proposal click here.
Medical Grand Rounds
Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
(Not scheduled in August or December)
Sequoia Room in the Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center
Contact: Andrea Harrow (213) 977-2331
CME Special Events
Check back for special events.