Mission Statement

Continuing Medical Education at the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to educate physicians and medical professionals on their continuous journey of acquiring new knowledge and content, transforming understanding into new strategies and increased competence, ultimately improving patient outcomes through the delivery of better healthcare.


  • Improve health and patient care through quality evidence-based educational activities which are planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation requirements and policies of ACCME.
  • Advance physician competence as clinicians, educators and researchers
  • Enable physicians to earn all or most Category 1 credits needed to meet CME requirements for certification and licensure to improve competence, performance and patient outcomes
  • Facilitate the discovery and application of new knowledge to clinical practice employing needs assessment data and identified professional education gaps
  • Collaborate with appropriate entities to implement CME activities aimed at improving patient safety
  • Enable physicians to develop and maintain defined core competencies according to ACGME (The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) from undergraduate medical education, during residency, and throughout their professional careers.

Standards and Values

Noorda-COM is dedicated to meeting the highest standards of academic excellence through compliance to ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education including Standards for Commercial Support.

Content Areas

The majority of CME activities will center upon Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Ethics and Professionalism, Research, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, and Systems-based Medicine.

Target Audience

Noorda-COM educational activities are primarily for osteopathic physicians, but also focus on topics related to clinical care, research, healthcare administration, executive leadership, teaching, and other areas of medicine and healthcare.

Types of Activities

Conferences focusing on a particular topic, agenda or identified problem
Grand rounds and other regularly scheduled activities
Case-based programs, and quality improvement (QI) activities
Research conferences
Educational interventions conducted as part of quality improvement activities
Faculty development programs
Performance improvement activities
Interdisciplinary programs
Professional skill-building activities
Enduring materials

Expected Results

Educational activities sponsored by the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine are planned and implemented using needs assessment data and identified education gaps to determine the content and education method appropriate for the audience and subject matter.  It is expected that participants in CME activities sponsored through Noorda-COM will integrate what they learn into their practice to improve their competence and performance in areas of patient care, patient safety and professional practice.  Education providers are expected to design their educational activities to meet the current or potential scope of professional activities for their participants.

The office of CME at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine measures its effectiveness on two levels: participant and institutional.  Both quantitative and qualitative data are utilized to assess participants’ modification concerning knowledge levels, attitudes, perceived self-efficacy, skill levels and the impact on performance.  Also assessed is the provider’s ability to sustain the mission of the CME office.  Finally, data is collected and used to assess faculty, planner and participant satisfaction with the quality and efficiency of CME services.

Contact Us

Reid Barker, Director of CME