HME has been invited to participate in the Medical Education Working Group at Zanmi Lasante/ Partners in Health’s new teaching hospital in Mirebalais. When the doors open in Autumn 2012, the 320-bed, 180,000-square foot facility will greatly increase the standard of medical care in Haiti. The Medical Education Working Group has appointed HME director Dr. Galit Sacajiu head of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) subgroup, one of four subgroups dedicated to improving Haitian medical education.
CME refers to a wide variety of educational and professional development activities for practicing physicians after their formal medical school and residency training ends. With constant innovations and advances in all fields of medicine, practicing medical professionals must have access to top-quality CME programs in order to maintain professional standards of medical practice. Until now, Haiti has not had a standardized or comprehensive CME curriculum—a lack which the CME subgroup aims to address by working with Haitian physicians and policymakers.
Improving CME in Haiti is a critical step toward rebuilding and strengthening Haitian medical education and standards of clinical care, and HME is thrilled to be a part of this process.