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Continuing Medical Education

Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development

Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) Mission

To facilitate continuing education as the foundation of professional development for healthcare providers to ensure quality healthcare and patient safety.

Our mission shall ensure continuing education activities will incorporate educational content that addresses knowledge gaps and uses modern theories of adult learning and instructional technologies.

To function as an academically oriented enterprise committed to the advancement of the effectiveness of CEPD activities through incorporation of research, scholarship and integration of modern theories of program evaluation to ensure our certified activities produces measureable results in learner competence, performance, patient safety and meaningful results for design of new educational activities.

CEPD Vision

The Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development will be a leading academically oriented CEPD enterprise in the Southeast and thereby an integral component of the joint strategic plan of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) and University Health System, Inc., including achievement and maintenance of magnet status for the UT Medical Center.

CEPD Values

Service: We provide certification for qualified continuing education activities.
Excellence: We will strive to ensure a nationally competitive academically oriented continuing education and professional development program through research and scholarship in integration of program evaluation to ensure effectiveness of all certified activities.
Integrity: We will develop real-time metrics to measure educational interventions that address knowledge gaps and ensure achievement of Continuing Education and Professional Development goals and objectives.
Ethics: We will fully comply with all applicable regulatory standards related to continuing education accreditation and University of Tennessee and University Health System, Inc., policies.



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