Office of Professional Education

About Us

The CME Program at National Jewish Health is managed and executed by the Office of Professional Education.

National Jewish Health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit academic medical center based in Denver, Colorado, which has achieved and maintained an international reputation for excellence in patient care and research.

The world-class faculty and staff at National Jewish Health are leaders in their field and provide exceptional professional education, fellowships and other education programs, which serve to elevate the standard of patient care and teach the next generation of healthcare professionals.

National Jewish Health has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) since its inception in 1984; in December 2011 National Jewish Health received Accreditation with Commendation from the ACCME. This is the highest level of accreditation through the ACCME, and is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance in all 22 Criteria and the Accreditation Policies. National Jewish Health was commended not only for meeting the ACCME's Accreditation requirements, but also for demonstrating that the institution is a learning organization and a change agent for the physicians we serve. Click here to learn more.


Goals for the Office of Professional Education

  • Utilize established adult education theories and provide multiple formats of educational delivery to meeting the learning needs and modalities best suited to a diverse audience of physicians, physician assistants and advanced practices representing all medical disciplines.

  • Provide learners with the most up-to-date information on treatment modalities, advances in clinical practice and research updates based on evidence based medicine and solid needs assessment.

  • Partner with other organizations and institutions, under the clinical and scientific guidance of National Jewish Health’s CME Committee, to expand the reach of National Jewish Health's educational offerings nationally and internationally.

  • Meet or exceed the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Guidelines of the American Medical Association's Physicians Recognition Award (AMA/PRA).

  • Improve the process of demonstrating linkage between needs, learning objectives, design and learning outcomes by providing training and tutorials for Activity Directors, CME Coordinators and Faculty.

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