Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Continuing Medical Education Mission Statement

MMS Continuing Medical Education Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) through its Continuing Medical Education Program seeks to improve health care with learning designed to advance quality, access, equity, and cost-effective and safe care of patients and the public.

Content Areas
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program supports the strategic priorities of the MMS.   Content addresses those priorities including areas such as risk management, public health, the practice environment, leadership and administration, public policy and tools for performance improvement. The CME Program provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on current practice trends, evidence-based medicine and the delivery of high quality, equitable and cost effective care.

Target Audience
Learning activities will be directed to MMS members, the broader physician community, their practice/clinical teams, and interested healthcare professionals.

Types of Activities and Services Provided
Activities will be designed to enhance knowledge, competence, performance, or patient outcomes with innovative and effective learning formats that may include live activities, enduring materials, simulation, journal-based education, manuscript review, and performance improvement projects.  The CME Program encourages innovative use of new technologies and approaches to enhance physician learning skills and the translation of changes into practice.  The CME program will seek partnerships with other health related entities to expand the scope of learning as relates to physician practice and the practice team.  The MMS Recognized Accreditation Program is integrated with the Society’s mission to extend CME to community-based physicians throughout Massachusetts.

Expected Results
The MMS CME Program will enhance physician knowledge, competence, performance or patient outcomes.  The impact of educational activities will be evaluated utilizing assessment tools that demonstrate qualitative and/or quantitative measures of change. 

Approved by the Committee on Medical Education – September 14, 2014
Adopted by the MMS Board of Trustees – October 15, 2014

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