The mission of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) is to facilitate improved patient care through educational activities that maintain, develop and enhance the knowledge, skills and professional performance in surgery and care.
The CME Department encourages the continuing development of healthcare professionals by offering an array of activities that enhances existing knowledge and skills and encourages improvements in patient care.
Activity content covers a comprehensive set of topics in the area of orthopaedics. Other areas include cardiovascular and vascular medicine.
FORE activities primary target is physicians whose scope of practice includes orthopaedics. Specifically, primary care physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons. New targets include cardiovascular surgeons and vascular surgeons. Secondary targets which FORE believes make up a system based approach to healthcare include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, surgical technicians, athletic trainers, scientists, researchers, and other healthcare professionals who’s work is related to the delivery of healthcare in the stated content areas.
Types of Activities
FORE plans live, internet live, internet enduring and regularly scheduled activities. FORE directly and jointly sponsor activities. From time to time, FORE may co-sponsors activities.
As a result of these educational activities, FORE’s intends to foster the educational development of physicians and other related healthcare professionals. The activities are intended to strengthen medical knowledge, competency and performance skills of the learner, thereby improving patient care and outcomes. FORE is committed to assessing the impact of the CME program on an ongoing basis through qualitative methods to ensure that our goals are being met.
FORE strives to achieve this CME department mission by developing activities in collaboration with educationally influential physicians who serve as course directors, co-directors and planning committee members. Activities are reviewed in partnership by a volunteer advisory committee. The expected result of the Program is to enhance the knowledge, competency and performance skills of its faculty, learners, and other healthcare professionals to positively impact health outcomes of their patients which should enhance the overall health status of communities worldwide.
About our Program
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) facilitates improved patient care through educational activities that maintain, develop and enhance knowledge, skills and professional performance in surgery and care.
The ACCME-accredited CME Department is designated to provide administrative oversight and program coordination for continuing medical education for FORE. We are dedicated to promoting lifelong learning through the provision of educational experiences for physicians and other health care professionals who wish to enhance and expand their medical knowledge and skills to improve health care services.
The CME Department is committed to sponsoring quality continuing education activities to meet the needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals practicing throughout the state, nationally and internationally. These activities are designed to keep pace with advances in medicine, technology and biomedical research. CME activities at FORE are continually updated to maximize the utilization of our faculty and explore opportunities to enhance medical knowledge and skills among the target audience.
As the rate of change in medicine continues to increase, CME programs are dedicated to providing new knowledge for participants, encouraging the reassessment of existing knowledge, and changing practice behaviors to improve patient care. It is anticipated that CME activities sponsored by FORE will be balanced, ethical and objective. In addition, it is expected that CME activities sponsored by Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education will meet or exceed the accreditation requirements of the ACCME. Our staff works closely with the program director(s) in planning (including needs assessment and development of educational objectives), implementing, and evaluating CME activities. Results from program evaluations will be used to guide improvements with future programs.