About Bridgeport Hospital CME

Mission

Bridgeport Hospital is a not-for-profit medical institution committed to the highest ideals of medical care for its patients and the highest standards of excellence of its medical staff. Continuing Medical Education (CME) is indispensable in enabling Bridgeport Hospital to meet this commitment.

The purpose of CME at Bridgeport Hospital is to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance that a physician uses to provide services to patients, the public and/or the profession.

Target Audience

CME activities are primarily designed to support the professional and educational needs of the medical staff as well as the resident staff of our highly respected graduate medical education program.

Content Areas

CME content covers the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine and the provision of health care to the public. CME activities will incorporate the educational needs (knowledge, competence or performance) that underlie the practice gaps of the target audience.  

Types of Activities

Activities designed to meet the educational needs of the target audience include a number of formats: case presentation(s), regularly scheduled series, symposia, summaries of performance improvement initiatives, and internet point of care CME. In addition, the Reeves Health Sciences Library provides numerous databases and specific sites for Connecticut State mandated topics.

Expected Results

It is expected that participation in CME programs, using various needs assessment tools, will improve knowledge, competence or performance of members of the target audience. Results will be measured in a variety of ways. Immediate post-program evaluation will assess the participants’ opinions regarding the impact of the program on any competency and assist the organizers in reviewing the presenter and topic. Outcomes studies may be utilized to measure acquisition and application of medical knowledge. Follow-up outcome measures may be determined under the auspices of Performance Improvement in order to ascertain any changes in practice partners.