Medical Staff Medical Education
PURPOSE: To enhance the quality of care for the children of Central California, the Medical
Staff Education Committee will promote high quality, needs driven education programs for
physicians and other health professionals in accordance with the standards of the Institute for
Medical Quality and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
The Committee will emphasize education activities with proven methodologies designed to
measurably improve skills, attitudes and knowledge leading to improved clinical outcomes
through the promotion of best practices.
The Committee will monitor the effectiveness of the pediatric residency and other postgraduate
education programs, and of the Nathalie Wolfe Pediatric Sciences Library.
CONTENT AREAS: The Committee will focus on primary and subspecialty pediatric care,
directed toward the needs of identified physicians, emphasizing evidence-based information
concerning disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and prevention, including recent
advances in pediatric science.
The continuing medical education program may offer a broad exposure to issues of maternal
and child health and welfare, family centered care, cultural diversity, child advocacy, and
TARGET AUDIENCE: As a leading provider of pediatric health care and advocacy, the
Committee will promote these education opportunities to primarily physicians and other health
professionals of Central California. As an alliance of educators, the Committee will coordinate
these activities across the continuum of care.
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES PROVIDED: Activities relevant to the purpose will include, but will not
be limited to, didactic problem-based and case-based presentations, interactive workshops, and
self directed; self paced learning through both enduring materials and technology-based
Activities may range from single presentations to conferences and from web-based and printed
self-learning syllabi to computer-based self-directed learning modules. The methods of
instruction will be varied to offer different types of learning experiences which appeal to diverse
learning styles and practice settings.
EXPECTED RESULTS: These activities will result in the ongoing improvement of health care
delivery as determined by relevant quantitative and qualitative methods, including cognitive,
performance improvement, competency, and clinical outcomes. A linkage between determined
needs and improved outcomes will be a goal of the evaluation process.
All activities will contribute to professional development through life-long learning.
The Core Values of Children’s Hospital Central California will be enhanced as a result of these
continuing medical education activities being integrated with the hospital strategic plan and
performance improvement opportunities.