Education and Training

At St. Patrick Hospital our focus on continuing education and training for health care professionals comes down to one reason: offering the highest quality and most advanced health care possible to our patients.

We offer continuing education opportunities throughout the year in order to make this happen. St. Patrick Hospital offers three weekly Continuing Medical Education (CME) series, providing the opportunity to obtain CME credit locally. For more information regarding CME at St. Patrick Hospital please call (406) 243-4576.

Friday Medical Conference

Fridays, September through June, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Broadway Building Conference Center, St. Patrick Hospital

The function of Friday Medical Conference is to provide new information regarding etiology, diagnosis, and management in a variety of general medical areas. Our goal is to provide practical and up to date clinical information to improve the medical staff knowledge base.

FMC is also available to view at Community Medical Center via web-cast. Please contact Pam Olsen at (406) 237-4038 for more information.

View the schedule and watch recordings of past conferences.

Journal Club

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Conference Room A/B, St. Patrick Hospital

Physicians, allied health professionals, and medical students present and review recent journal articles in their field with commentary on applicability and relevance to current practice. The topics vary widely depending on the interests of the presenters. 

Tumor Board

Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Conference Room A/B, St. Patrick Hospital 

Enhancing patient care and outcomes through multidisciplinary, consultative discussions of diagnosis, treatment, staging and follow-up options for the cases presented.

St. Patrick Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

St. Patrick Hospital provides continuing nursing education (CNE), conferences, and self study classes to nurses and other health care professionals. St. Patrick Hospital offers weekly Friday Medical conference and monthly Nursing Journal Club. 

For information regarding CNE at St. Patrick hospital please call 406-329-5710 or 406-327-1897.

The University of Washington School of Medicine has a presence at St. Patrick Hospital through the WWAMI program, a collaboration between the UW School of Medicine and hospitals in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI).

Through the combined involvement of the University of Montana and St. Patrick and Community hospitals, Missoula is offering clerkships in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Surgery.