• CME - Egypt

Egypt Foundation for Continuing Medical Education (CME-Egypt)

The medical field is constantly changing and evolving with new technologies, practices, and innovations. Therefore, the education of medical practitioners doesn't end once a degree is obtained. Instead, all medical professionals need to continue their education throughout their career in order to provide the highest possible level of patient care, advance one's career, maintain membership in professional organizations, and more. This, in turn, improves patient outcomes, reduces healthcare costs, and enhances the overall quality and efficiency of the Egyptian healthcare system.

CME-Egypt is an independent non-profit organization; dedicated to improving the quality of health care and population health in Egypt through the support of the continuing medical education and training for medical practitioners in order to enhance their competency and performance.

CME-Egypt works closely with official regulatory bodies, medical education and training providers as well as practicing doctors with an aim to unite all medical stakeholders interested in establishing an advanced high quality CME in Egypt.

Vision

The CME-Egypt’s vision is to become the leading promoter of excellence in continuing medical education in Egypt, and an internationally recognized entity for CME promotion in the MENA region. CME-Egypt aspires to help doctors enhance their professional abilities, and to collaborate with medical authorities in improving medical standards, thus developing the quality of medical care provided to patients in Egypt.

Mission

CME-Egypt pledges to publicize and promote continuing medical education in Egypt and to guarantee the provision of high quality medical care to patients in Egypt.

Stakeholders:

  • Ministry of Health.
  • Medical Syndicate.
  • Medical Associations / societies.
  • Medical Schools.

CME-Egypt Activity

The main activity will be organizing the annual Egyptian Continuing Medical Education CME Forum to bring together medical international experts and successful case studies along with decision makers, experts and practitioners. The Forum would discuss urgent CME challenges, maintain knowledge exchange and take concrete steps to develop CME in Egypt.

Current Status of CME-Egypt

  • An initial board of trustees was set up with a group of doctors from several specialties.
  • A strategic plan was drafted with key objectives and activities.
  • An office was rented at the Greek campus as the organization premises.
  • The organization was recently approved officially by the Ministry of Solidarity.
  • The portal is developed and will be launched soon.
  • Urology hosted the top two American and European journals.

Egyptian Urological Association

The Egyptian Urological Association (EUA) would serve as a pilot project for other medical branches to simulate. EUA developed a system of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Egyptian Urologists.

Impact of EUA program

  • The EUA program helps participating urologists to gain and upgrade their knowledge and skills in different urologic subspecialties as well as maintain acquired knowledge throughout their career. Through CME and CPD activities, credit hours of different categories will be acquired.
  • National urologic events are accredited on special standards of evaluation, which are adapted to provide international acknowledgment for the EUA accreditation.
  • EUA credits are expected to form the basis for recognizing continuous education and development for Urologists in Egypt, and will likely be a requirement for career promotions and relicensing.

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CME-Egypt Activity

The main activity will be organizing the annual Egyptian Continuing Medical Education CME Forum to bring together medical international experts and successful case studies along with decision makers, experts and practitioners. The Forum would discuss urgent CME challenges, maintain knowledge exchange and take concrete steps to develop CME in Egypt.