Continuing Medical Education

As one of the largest health systems in the country, Henry Ford remains at the leading edge of medical education. Our physicians are at the forefront of the latest techniques and findings, and they also share their up-to-the-minute knowledge with other physicians and health care professionals.

Henry Ford’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program offers year-round scheduling and planning of accredited courses, seminars and meetings for our medical professionals, as well as other physicians and healthcare professionals in our region.

There are approximately 120 ongoing CME programs, such as grand rounds, mortality and morbidity conferences and journal clubs conducted weekly, monthly or quarterly throughout the year. In addition to meeting the educational needs of our senior staff attendees, these programs are an integral part of our house staff and medical student educational programs.

Henry Ford also sponsors about 60 special CME programs a year on our own campus, as well as at other sites regionally, nationally and internationally. These special programs, which address a variety of clinical and research topics and share the expertise of our medical staff, attract physicians and other health professionals from throughout the region.

The majority of our CME programs are conducted in traditional live lecture and discussion format. As we continue to grow our medical education programs, you can expect the further evolution of our CME programs. Henry Ford Health System is already a leader in the implementation of the electronic medical record and a system-wide Intranet. As such, we are preparing to launch an online CME program.

Keep checking for our latest CME developments and our schedule of upcoming CME activities.

ACCME accreditation

Henry Ford Health System has been recognized for the excellence of its educational programs by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) with, "Accreditation with Commendation." This is the highest level of accreditation from ACCME, the organization which provides oversight and accreditation for organizations which grant Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit to physicians. Less than 10 percent of ACCME-accredited providers receive the highest rating of Accreditation with Commendation. ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that continuing medical education activities provided Henry Ford Health System meet the highest standards of the essential areas, elements and policies for accreditation as specified by the ACCME. Henry Ford's accreditation term will run through March, 2015.

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"We are proud to receive this distinction recognizing our excellent CME program. This is a credit to the teamwork and dedication to everyone involved in our educational programs. We look forward to continuing our commitment to providing the best possible CME programs to our learners."

Crystal Gyiraszin, Director of Henry Ford Health System Continuing Medical Education

For more information about our CME programs or how to register for a program, please contact:

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, (313) 916-8354

Director, CME Henry Ford Health System and
Administrative Director for Sim Center:

Crystal Gyiraszin, M.S.
Irene Parsell
Linda Jasina
Kathie Martich
Hannah Beels
Linda Murray
Erin Foley