Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness among working-age people in the United States, affecting more than half of the 18 million adults with diagnosed diabetes.
Developing a continuing education (CE) activity is an exciting but time consuming process: conducting a needs assessment, identifying educational gaps, engaging activity stakeholders, securing funding, developing an outcomes assessment plan and more.
Here we are, at Natividad Medical Center, a 172-bed safety net, teaching hospital and Level II Trauma Center in Salinas, California. We also have an accredited CME program.
Can microcontent models shape the instructional design of medical education? We tested that theory with the goal of providing high-impact science within a strategic platform designed to facilitate and assess how clinicians interact and learn.
We run more than 140 regularly schedule series (RSS) each year for our program, UUCME, a decentralized program (meaning that our office enforces and tracks compliance with ACCME criteria and policies while our planning partners develop specific content).