Continuing Education

Assisting health professionals in their pursuit of life-long learning

Educational activities are designed for practicing health professionals from local, regional, national and international geographic areas whose work crosses the continuum of primary care, specialty care, and tertiary care.

Professional Development Opportunities

Continuing Professional Development focuses on providing opportunities as determined and initiated by the College of Medicine departments and through joint sponsor relationships with other organizations including state health agencies, community and regional hospitals, and medical professional societies. CPD activities are developed based on needs assessment data to ensure that activities present current, state-of-the-art, evidence-based information in order to improve health professional competence, performance and/or patient outcomes.

Types of Activities Provided

The program offers a broad spectrum of educational activities using a range of instructional methods including didactic lectures, symposia, demonstrations, interactive workshops, case-based conferences, interactive video conferences, and self-directed learning materials. We are committed to exploring new initiatives and opportunities in education to enhance the overall program and encourage development of Practice Based Performance Improvement and other innovative approaches to health professional learning activities.

About the Office

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is housed in Clinical Affairs within the College of Medicine. CPD is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education credits for physicians. In addition, we have established mechanisms to provide CE credits for a broad spectrum of allied health professionals. In the Spring of 2021, CPD underwent ACCME reaccreditation and was reaccredited as a provider until July 2026.

We provide joint accreditation for health systems and professional societies in Northeast Ohio and beyond. We have provided accreditation for continuing education events organized by institutions such as the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services; Oriana House and County of Summit ADM Board; and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Note: this list is not inclusive.

As a College of Medicine based operation, we seek to improve the health and quality of life of the communities of Ohio and beyond, including those both diverse and underserved. This can be accomplished by providing educational opportunities that support health professionals improve their competence in, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. All which ultimately improves patient health outcomes.


Wendy Withey, M. Ed.
Assistant Director, Clinical Faculty Relations
College of Medicine, Clinical Affairs
Phone: 330.325.6460