The mission of the Continuing Medical Education Program of Oakstone Medical Publishing
The purpose of Oakstone Medical Publishing’s continuing medical education program is to develop and
disseminate educational content that is relevant and meaningful to clinical practice through activities designed to
enhance physicians’ competence and performance for improved patient care and improved quality of healthcare. The goal is to provide activities
that address ACGME/ABMS competencies that allow physicians to learn at a convenient time, pace, and place.
The content of Oakstone’s CME activities are specialty specific covering multiple clinical areas including
emergency medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, neurology,
neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology,
physical & rehabilitation medicine, plastic surgery, psychiatry, pulmonology, and radiology. Activity topics address a
broad range of peer-reviewed published research, clinical practice guidelines, medical specialty competencies for board
certification and maintenance of certification, ethical issues, risk management solutions, patent safety, legal considerations,
practice management, and CME mandated for physicians by state medical boards and specialty boards.
The continuing medical education efforts of Oakstone Medical Publishing are directed toward physicians in
multiple medical specialties throughout the United States. Most of Oakstone’s CME activities are designed for
the audio/visual-receptive audience.
To accomplish the goal of providing activities that allow physicians to learn at a convenient time, pace, and
place, Oakstone utilizes the latest technology and publishing methods to produce new and repurposed content
in audio, video, print, Internet, electronic-based enduring, and live activities. Recently released are Internet-hosted
self-assessment modules designed to meet criteria for Maintenance of Certification in radiology. Oakstone will be
launching a new CME on demand option for physicians with identified learning goals.
The CME Program is expected to enhance competence and performance of physicians of multiple disciplines
for improved patient care and improved quality of healthcare. The CME Program employs assessment methods that evaluate to what extent the
activities meet learners’ expectations, and the extent to which the activities result in modifications of clinical
practice and patient care.
- Continuous use of post-activity assessment tools that measure immediate change in participant
- Periodic assessment to determine whether learners applied modifications to clinical practice on the
basis of what was learned.
Activity evaluations and survey results from participants and presenters/authors are used to measure the extent
to which Oakstone meets its mission and for implementing improvements to future CME activities and