For over 100 years, The University of Iowa has been home to the state's only comprehensive academic medical center. University of Iowa Health Care is a completely integrated health system that includes:
- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
- University of Iowa Children's Hospital
- University of Iowa Physicians, Iowa's largest multi-specialty medical and surgical group practice.
As the sole public medical school in Iowa, the only Iowa medical school conferring the Doctor of Medicine degree, and the only ACCME-accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) provider in the state, the UI Carver College of Medicine has a long tradition of providing continuing medical education for physicians. The college first began offering 'postgraduate' courses in continuing medical education in the early 1940s. The first documented announcement available in the CME archives is dated September, 1959.
In 1963, the Iowa State Board of Medical Examiners was formed by action of the 60th General Assembly. The Board (recently re-named the Iowa Board of Medicine), is responsible for administering and enforcing state laws and administrative rules governing licensure for the practice of medicine in Iowa. The Board also determines requirements for continuing medical education. In April 1969, The University of Iowa established the Division of Continuing Medical Education as an administrative unit within the Carver College of Medicine.
The Division Today
Today, the Division of Continuing Medical Education sponsors over 100 directly and jointly-sponsored external programs annually and over 100 Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) for internal faculty, fellows, and other UI Health Care providers. Our formats currently include:
- traineeships for practicing physicians
- internet searching and learning
- web-based lectures
- skill-based training.
View a list of upcoming programs.