The Massachusetts Medical Society has formed
partnerships with two physician education and assessment programs that focus on
maintaining and improving clinical competency.
The two programs, LifeGuard, based in Harrisburg,
Penn., and the Center for Personalized
Education for Physicians, based in Denver, Colo., were reviewed by the
Society’s Committee on Quality of Medical Practice before being adopted by the
The collaborations result from an MMS policy adopted
in 2014 by the House of Delegates to ensure that programs are available for
Massachusetts physicians who need to update or document their skill levels, who
have taken extended time off from clinical practice, or who want to learn new
Lifeguard is a nationally recognized
skills assessment program originated and supported by the Pennsylvania Medical
Society. It works with MMS to offer individualized competency assessments to
physicians in Massachusetts, with each program customized for the individual
needs and practices of each physician. Read more about
the MMS/Lifeguard program here.
MMS and CPEP Working Together: MMS and CPEP, The Center for Personalized Education for
Physicians, have signed an agreement that expands educational opportunities for
MMS members. CPEP, with 25 years of nationally recognized expertise in
physician assessment and education, works with MMS to provide expanded
access to its Reentry to Clinical Practice, clinical competence assessments,
and education plans as well as seminars that focus on specific areas of
practice improvement such as inter-professional communication and prescribing
controlled drugs. Read more about
benefits to Society members here.
Both Lifeguard and CPEP serve physicians nationwide.
Services from these organizations are available to MMS members at a discounted