The goal of the Continuing Medical Education Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is to disseminate current and new knowledge of the etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and allied diseases. The offerings are also intended to enhance the training of physicians and other health care professionals. The content of the activities is designed to include new research findings, clinical knowledge, and treatment modalities and their applications to various types and stages of cancer and allied diseases.
The target audience of the CME Program includes attending physicians, oncologists, multi-disciplinary practice teams, physicians in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center regional networks and off-site facilities, and other scientists, nurses and allied health-care professionals.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center CME Program sponsors a range of activities including courses directed primarily at non-staff physicians, which may offer hands-on skill training, and regularly scheduled conferences directed to specific groups of specialists on the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center staff, and offered to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center regional networks through video-conferencing technology. Also recognized as methods of providing the community of practicing physicians with information in a practical, expeditious and productive manner are enduring materials and Internet/Web-based programs and publications. The expected results are the enhancement of professional knowledge with the immediate goals of stimulating new research ideas and improving patient care and treatment outcomes.
Commitment to Patient Care
The ultimate beneficiaries of the Institution's research findings, clinical experience, and educational programs will be patients, both with and without cancer. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is committed to reassessing the effectiveness of the CME Program on an ongoing basis to ensure that the goals are being met.