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Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of continuing medical education of the Lewis-Gale CME Organization, d/b/a Continuing Medical Education of Southwestern Virginia (CME-SWVA) is to assist physicians and healthcare providers 
in the maintenance of their commitment to life long learning and 
improved patient care through the provision of high quality CME 
activities and initiatives.

PURPOSE

To provide support for physicians and healthcare providers 
professional development based on the continuous improvement of 
knowledge and clinical competency necessary to provide optimal 
patient care close to home.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Continuing Medical Education of Southwestern Virginia develops activities for physicians and other healthcare providers across the full range of medical specialties and subspecialties. Most educational activities developed through the CME are designed for practicing physicians providing a continuum of care from primary through tertiary and rehabilitative medicine. The majority of participants are from Southwest Virginia.  Participants may include physicians (practicing and retired), medical students and other healthcare providers.

CONTENT AREAS

The majority of activities focus on clinical updates, bioethics, 
insights into alternative/complementary medicine, and new diagnostic 
techniques, therapies and procedures. Content is presented when it 
is appropriate to physicians and other healthcare providers and of 
benefit to patients or to the public health.

Continuing Medical Education of Southwestern Virginia is coordinating its efforts with all affiliates within the organization to optimize the development of educational initiatives that focus on patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvements, professionalism, system-based practice, and interpersonal and communication skills.  

TYPES OF ACTIVITIES

Continuing Medical Education of Southwestern Virginia uses a wide variety of activity types, including single and multi-day courses, regularly scheduled series, Internet CME, and performance improvement.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Our educational initiatives will improve practice by changing 
physician competence, performance, or improved patient care as 
reflected in:

Desirable physician competencies; and 
The quality, safety and cost of medical care.