Continuing Professional Development

The purpose of our Continuing Professional Development program is to provide high quality evidence-based educational opportunities that advance knowledge, skills, and performance of physicians to enhance their ability to provide excellent patient care, health maintenance, and improved patient outcomes. The Continuing Medical Education Office is committed to serve as a catalyst for the life-long learning process with the intent to improve the quality of care and patient safety. We strive to utilize our resources to educate our physicians and benefit the people of our communities by offering diverse, multi-faceted educational activities reinforcing awareness and the importance of self motivation, self-assessment, and the development of self-learning skills.

Continuing Professional Development activities are primarily designed and presented to serve the educational needs of all physicians within Guthrie. Other interested physicians regardless of affiliation are also welcome to attend. As a teaching institution and system-based approach to education, we also welcome and encourage attendance of residents, medical and nursing students, nurses and other healthcare professionals to foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

Guthrie is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
Guthrie designates each continuing medical education activity for a maximum number of credit hours in Category 1 toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society membership requirement. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement
All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities programs sponsored by Guthrie are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).