About Us

The Center for Continuing Education has been committed to sharing a wealth of knowledge with physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals across the country and all over the world for more than 75 years. This Center is responsible for one of the largest and most diverse CME programs anywhere. In 2012, over 250,000 CME certificates were awarded, including 75,636 certificates for online CME activities and more than 44,000 certificates for our various live CME events. Our continuing education program is certified by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education as an accredited provider of continuing medical education.

75 Years in Continuing Medical Education

Under the leadership of Director William D. Carey, MD, the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education is dedicated to providing a wide array of first-rate continuing medical education opportunities to medical professionals throughout the world.

Commercial Support

There is no fee for taking any of the CME activities on this web site. Grants in support of educational activities help to underwrite production costs.

The Center keeps a strict editorial firewall between commercial supporters and content development.

The development of this web site was partially funded by The Audio Digest Foundation Grant for Continuing Medical Education.

Our CME offerings include:

Live CME Courses

In 2012, The Cleveland Clinic sponsored or jointly sponsored 718 live CME courses, as well as 91 different regularly scheduled activities. The Center has been engaged in an increasing number of international meetings; some provide CME from the Cleveland Clinic, others provide CME from national sources. Course brochures are mailed to select target audiences and are available to be viewed by everyone on this web site. Our attendees can register online for most Cleveland Clinic courses and we encourage you do so. Our online course registration system speeds the enrollment process, by providing instant registration and an online receipt.

Our live courses encourage audience interaction, often using the electronic keypad Audience Response System. Hands-on workshops and live surgical demonstrations are standard features for many courses.

See Our Schedule of Live Courses

Online Activities

The Center launched its web site, Clevelandclinicmeded.com, in 2000 to provide medical information to health care professionals, to provide free CME opportunities online, and to provide information about live CME opportunities. For those who want the convenience of anytime learning, the web site now offers more than 400 free online CME activities.

Medical information is the cornerstone of our web site. Specific subsites provide pharmacologic data including dosing and toxicity data. Additional information is available including viral hepatitis, heart failure, obesity, venous thromboembolism, b-cell therapies, minimally invasive surgery, and other special topics.

The Disease Management Project

At the core of our web site is the Disease Management Project, a virtual textbook of medicine. Center Director William D. Carey, MD, presides as editor-in-chief, over a 14-person editorial board. The editorial board provides guidance to more than 120 Cleveland Clinic physicians who have written chapters related to specific disease states and treatment strategies. Thanks to educational grants from pharmaceutical companies, the Center has been able to provide this valuable resource to medical professionals free of charge. An emphasis on nationally accepted standards of care helps ensure that our treatment recommendations are based on sound scientific research.

The success of our web site, which receives millions of visits each year, and our user feedback has been most gratifying.

About the Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic enjoys a strong reputation for outstanding care.

The Cleveland Clinic has 2,000 physicians and scientists on staff, representing 120 specialties and subspecialties. It also has 1,001 residents and fellows in training. The U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Cleveland Clinic as one of America's top hospitals. Patients come for treatment from every state and more than 80 nations. Its Lerner Research Institute is one of the country's leaders in NIH-funded research. Its Education Institute sponsors one of the largest physician graduate training programs. The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine accepted its first class in 2004. It combines education and research in an innovative program that will graduate 32 medical students each year who are mentored to become physician-scientists.

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