Continuing Medical Education

CME Calendar of Scheduled Events

Reading Hospital offers a wide range of on-site continuing medical education programs. See our CME Calendar to view current accredited education program offerings and to register online.

Mission & Purpose

The Continuing Medical Education mission at Reading Hospital is to:

  • Maximize the quality of the educational experience, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
  • Improve the knowledge, competence and performance of physicians in all represented specialties of medicine and surgery.
  • Identify the professional practice gaps of the medical staff that might be addressed through the CME process.
  • Design and implement CME activities that present valid content which is unbiased, evidence-based, and free of commercial interest.
  • Enhance clinician performance to achieve institutional patient safety and performance improvement goals, as well as individual goals of maintenance of certification and re-licensure.
  • Evaluate changes in physician competence and performance as a result of the CME process, using both quantitative and qualitative measures.

Target Audience

The principal audience is the medical staff of Reading Hospital, its affiliates, and its encompassing service areas and communities.

Other medical professionals (e.g., psychologists, therapists, nurses, and technical assistants) while not the primary targeted area, are considered as part of inter-professional education.

Activities Provided

Activities that will inform, update and educate the target audience utilizing independent presentations, departmental grand rounds, case conferences, specialty-focused seminars, symposiums, and departmental and/or multi-discipline-focused morbidity and mortality conferences. Activities include both live and enduring materials.

Expected Outcomes

  • Include improvements in competence, performance, or patient outcomes
  • Identify needs for future Continuing Medical Education Activities
  • Align with the Quality Improvement goals of the hospital

By doing so, the CME program mission serves to support the overall mission of Reading Hospital and its staff, that is, to provide compassionate, accessible, high quality, cost-effective health care to the community; to promote health; to educate healthcare professionals; to participate in appropriate clinical research.

Accreditation

Reading Hospital is accredited by Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

If you have any questions about Continuing Medical Education, or have a topic your department would like to see included for AMA Category 1 Credit, please contact us at cme@readinghealth.org.