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Providence is committed to offer continuing medical education (CME) that improves physician competence, performance and patient outcomes.

Our Spokane CME Program utilizes established adult education theories and multiple delivery formats, ensuring high quality activities that meet your learning needs, and effective teaching methods for a diverse audience of medical staff and allied health professionals.

In addition, joint sponsorship is provided to support other organizations to provide Category 1 CME credit for educational activities that meet the Providence CME Mission.

Would you like to apply for CME 1 credit for an educational event?

Please contact our CME Program Coordinator:

    Alan Hirayama, MS, MBA
    Phone: 509-474-3391
    Fax: 509-474-3397
    Send an Email

Would you like assistance with event planning?

Please contact our Continuing Professional Development Event Coordinator:

    Shannon Staudenraus
    Phone: 509-474-7207
    Fax: 509-474-7105
    Send an Email

Have a CME 1 transcript request?

Please contact our Educational Services Administrative Assistant:

    Kassi Young
    Phone: 509-474-3390
    Fax: 509-474-3397
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Frequently asked questions
How often must a physician report CME hours to Washington state?

Every four years at the time of renewal physicians must report 200 hours of CME. Failure to report CME may render a license renewal invalid. See WAC 246-919-430

How long should I retain CME 1 documentation?

Physicians should retain CME 1 certificates as proof of attendance and credits earned for four years.

Why must I sign-in at every CME 1 event?

Your signature is proof that you attended a CME activity. If you are a PHS employee, your employee number assists us in verifying your signature to ensure that you receive proper credit.

  • Medicine Grand Rounds

    Education for health care professionals only. Our Spokane Medicine Grand Rounds is a monthly CME-accredited lecture series that is primarily aimed at the internal medicine hospitalists and other inpatient clinicians at Sacred Heart and Holy Family hospitals, and also enjoys a collaborative relationship with the internal medicine residency training program based at Sacred Heart.

    These presentations are also available via ;Northwest TeleHealth (contact your local site coordinator for details), and MediaSite - live or post-event (CME is available for live viewers only). Call Shelley, 509-474-3260 for details.

    The mix of local physician and outside speakers are sponsored by the IMR Spokane Visiting Professor Lectureship, with support from Providence Health Care Foundation.

    2020 dates
    • September 24
    • October 29
    • November 19
    • December 17

    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. For an invitation, contact Shelley Barclift.

    Accreditation notes

    Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.

    Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

    Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME Category 1 Credit available.

  • Orthopedic, Pediatric Surgery and Trauma M&M Case Reviews

    Surgery, Pediatric and Orthopedic Trauma M&M case reviews for health care providers.

    Orthopedic trauma conferences
    • Held 6-8 a.m. every third Thursday of each month
      Avista Classroom, Sacred Heart Medical Center

    Call 509-474-4567 for more information.

    Pediatric surgery cases and mortality reviews
    • Meets 9-10 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month (except December)
      Fred Cox Boardroom, Sacred Heart Medical Center

    Call 509-474-5445 for more information. This series is also available via Northwest TeleHealth, and currently connects to Anchorage, Boise, Portland and Seattle.

    Pediatric trauma morbidity and mortality series
    • Meets 7-8 a.m. the third Thursday of every other month (March, May, July, September and November)
      Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Administrative Boardroom

    Call 509-474-3343 for more information.

    Trauma morbidity and mortality conferences
    • Meets 7-8 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month (except in December)
      Holy Family Health Education Center, rooms 4 and 5
    • Meets 5:30-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month (except in December)
      Administrative Boardroom, Sacred Heart Medical Center

    Call 509-474-3343 or 509-474-4924 for more information.

    Accreditation notes

    Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.

    Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

    Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Stroke, Neuroscience & Neurosurgery Case Conferences

    Case conferences are held every month. Call 509-474-4567 for more information.

  • Tumor Boards

    Providence City-wide Tumor Boards are a CME-accredited multidisciplinary meeting; meets daily 7-8 a.m.

    Tumor Board Objectives

    The participant will be able to:

    • Implement the safest and most effective evidence-based treatment (as defined by national guidelines) that optimizes patient outcomes
    • Appropriately stage each case using AJCC staging criteria
    • Counsel patients on their prognosis, treatment, clinical trial eligibility and supportive services that aid in achieving optimal outcomes

    Radiology, pathology, surgery, medical oncology, and other specialists are encouraged to attend.

    Pre-registration is required for HIPAA and regulatory requirements. A disclosure must be completed to participate.

    Virtual attendance is encouraged with an in-person option at Sacred Heart Medical Center in the Radiation Oncology Library on L3.

    For a calendar and to register, send us an email.