St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis is committed to provide the highest-quality learning opportunities for our physicians. Our overall goal is to develop and implement creative, ethical, evidence-based education opportunities that are designed to increase physician competence, enhance practice performance, promote patient safety, and, where applicable, improve patient outcomes in the populations served by the healthcare providers we educate.
St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to physicians. St. Vincent Hospital provides significant and educational enlightenment to our physicians and residents.
St. Vincent Hospital's Continuing Medical Education (CME) program offers accredited courses, live seminars, ongoing faculty development series and departmental regularly scheduled series (grand rounds, tumor boards, etc.) based on the identified need and physician gaps in practice. The CME Office is dedicated to improving the skills and knowledge of physicians, and other healthcare professionals in order to assist them in continuing to provide superior medical care to their patients.
The Continuing Medical Education Program at St. Vincent Hospital mission is to:
CME is designed to be education and unbiased learning for physicians. Make sure your application reflects the ACCME criteria for learning.
Attached, please find information you will need to apply for your CME activity. The following is a list of directions to help assist you in completing your application:
If a conference has no speaker (ex: Case Review Activity), then all physicians active in the activity must have a disclosure on file with the CME office.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jane Mikosz at 317-338-3460.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education defines CME as:
Continuing Medical Education consists of education activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is that of body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.
A broad definition of CME, such as the one found above, recognizes that all continuing educational activities that assist physicians in carrying out their professional responsibilities more effectively and efficiently are CME. A course in management would be appropriate CME for physicians responsible for managing a health care facility; a course in practice management would be appropriate CME for physician practitioners interested in providing better service to patients.
Not all continuing educational activites that physicians may engage in are CME. Physicians may participate in worthwhile continuing education activities that are not related directly to their professional work, and these activities are not CME. Continuing education activities that respond to a physician's non-professional educational need or interest, such as personal financial planning, appreciate of literature or music or parent effectiveness are not CME.
Questions – Contact the CME office at 317-338-3460.
St. Vincent Hospital and the Indiana State Medical Association define joint sponsorship as the sponsorship of a CME activity by one accredited and one nonaccredited organization. Accredited providers that plan and present one or more activities win nonaccreddited providers are engaging in "joint sponsorship." The partnership does not intend to imply that a joint sponsorship relationship is an actual legal partnership.
The accredited provider must take responsibility for a CME activity when it is presented in cooperation with a nonaccredited organization and ensure compliance of the activity.
The accredited provider must inform the learner of the joint sponsorship relationship through the use of the appropriate accreditation statement, disclosure statement, and designation statement. All printed materials for jointly sponsored activities must carry the appropriate accreditation statement and logo of St. Vincent Hospital.
St. Vincent Hospital does charge a fee for this type of arrangement.
St. Vincent Hospital expects all CME activities to be in compliance with the ISMA/ACCME accreditation requirements. In cases of joint sponsorship, it is the accredited provider's responsibility to be able to demonstrate through written documentation this compliance to the ISMA.
Note that if a jointly sponsored activity is found to be in Noncompliance with ISMA/ACCME's content validation policies or policies for disclosure and commercial support, the accredited provider in the relationship may be asked to provide one or more monitoring progress reports related to the issue. Similarly, special requirements exist for accredited providers that jointly sponsor activities with nonaccredited organizations that have a history of joint-sponsoring activities that do not comply with ISMA/ACCME's content validation policies or policies for disclosure and commercial support. We will not consider a partnership if noncompliance issues have been uncovered from past activities.