Office of Professional Education

Mission Statements

Institutional Mission Statement

Our Mission since 1899 is to heal, to discover, and to educate as a preeminent health care institution.

We serve by providing the best integrated and innovative care for patients and their families; by understanding and finding cures for the diseases we research; and by educating and training the next generation of health care professionals to be leaders in medicine and science. 


CME Mission Statement

As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation for 122 years and a world class academic medical center, National Jewish Health excels at producing continuing medical education programs by creating innovative activities that assist physicians and health care providers in changing their practice behaviors, developing and enhancing their clinical knowledge and skills to better treat their patients.

The purpose of the CME Program is to develop high quality, evidence-based educational activities that are designed to improve physician and health care professionals’ knowledge, competence, and performance, with the ultimate goal of improved patient outcomes.

The target audience includes physicians and allied health professionals that work within family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, the specialties of allergy, immunology, pulmonology, and other disease areas in which National Jewish specializes, within a local, regional, national, and international reach.

The CME Program produces activities that include live, enduring, web-based, multi-tactical, and performance improvement continuing medical education. These formats, along with the instructional methods and educational design, are chosen based on the educational gaps and needs, target audience, and the learning objectives of each educational activity.

The content of our activities is focused on the specialty areas that National Jewish Health treats and researches. These topic areas include asthma, allergy, COPD and other respiratory illnesses, as well as cardiology, rheumatology, infectious disease, sleep and various others. The activity content will focus on clinical medicine and research, best practices as established by evidence-based medicine and national guidelines, while addressing professional competencies such as interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, leadership skills, systems-based practice, practice-based learning and patient care in the specified areas.

The expectation for the CME Program is to provide educational activities in the clinical and research specialties of National Jewish Health that improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of physicians and allied health professionals that work within these specialty areas.