Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives Approval for Continuing Medical Education Program

Date: November 12, 2012
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American Osteopathic Association Grants Harlem Medical School “Perfect Score.”

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) today announced that it has received maximum three-year approval for its Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. Approval was granted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as part of its recent inspection, which also granted the medical school in Harlem a perfect score of 100.

“We are extremely pleased that we can now offer credit for our CME program, which is committed to helping physicians refine their skills, deepen understanding and improve the quality of health care. This accomplishment is the next level of our development and we are proud to offer a platform for graduate physicians to learn here in Harlem," said Robert Goldberg, DO, dean of TouroCOM.

CME is defined as any educational activity that maintains, develops or increases the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that doctors use to serve patients, the public or the osteopathic profession.

A wide variety of activities qualify for CME credit, including educational programs, such as medical education lectures and meetings; faculty development programs; and participation in publications, inspections, examinations and committee meetings.

Past CME programs at TouroCOM have included “Grand Rounds” on topics such as Hypertension in Underserved Communities and the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on patients, physicians and the future of medicine.

On November 19, the College is offering a one day workshop on fascial (fibrous tissue) manipulation co-taught by Antonio Stecco, M.D., an Italian-based physician who has written several textbooks on the subject and is world-renowned for his contributions to the development and advancement of fascial manipulation.

“CME credit is critical to many physicians in practice, as it is required for licensure in many states, as well as maintenance of board certification and hospital staff privileges,” said Kenneth J. Steier, DO, MBA, MPH and Dean of Clinical Medicine. “Providing CME credit enables local, national and even international physicians to become familiar with Touro and our teaching programs.”