Practical Reviews has been a source of unbiased educational resources for medical and dental professionals for over 40 years. Together with our CMEinfo division we offer more than 200 titles across 40-plus specialties.
Alliances with John Hopkins University School of Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and other organizations ensure a quality educational experience. We partner with the top six academic medical centers in US News’ 2008 Best Hospitals Rankings Honor Roll.
Our primary product lines include summaries and critiques of journal articles in audio, print, electronic, web, and multimedia formats, as well as video and audio programs that help doctors prepare for board certification and re-certification exams and master the latest clinical procedures.
The mission of the Continuing Medical Education Program of Oakstone Publishing, LLC
The purpose of Oakstone 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. 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, legal considerations,
practice management, and CME mandated for physicians by state medical boards and specialty boards.
The continuing medical education efforts of Oakstone Publishing, LLC 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.
Types of Activities
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. 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