Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.

The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public [AMA House of Delegates policy #300.988]. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide Category 1 PRA credit hours for appropriate programming.  The department has regularly scheduled accredited activities and special CME accredited activities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events: 

Unexpected Results: Urine Drug Screens

August 27, 2019 (12-1pm)
CSV Vernick Conference Room

Presenter: Dr. Valerie Carrejo

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Valerie Carrejo University of New Mexico Department of Family and Community Medicine. Her interests include: working with residents in Family Medicine and working on research and service within this environment.


  • Know the basics of available urine drug screen tests available
  • Know how to interpret basic drug screen test results
  • Know the common pitfalls in interpretation
  • Know the metabolism of opioid and benzodiazepines
  • Know how to recognize aberrant behavior and address it

Clinical Ethics Cases

Tuesday September 10th (12-1pm)
CSV Vernick Conference Room

Presenters: Kathy Armijo-Etre, Elizabeth Ross, Jack Conrad and Jesse Cirolia

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

NEEDS ASSESSMENT: CSV has an active robust Ethics Committee that provide Education, Clinical Consultation, and Organizational Policy Review. It is believed that there is a need for better understanding of the Role of Ethics at CSV as well as an understanding of how Clinical Ethics issues are dealt with and resolved. This continuing Ethics Rounds will explore Ethical Topics and discuss Ethics Consults for all clinical staff to 1) gain in knowledge and competence of the Ethical principles of CSV; 2)

OUTCOMES: Better awareness of Ethics principles, Ethics Committee availability, and working knowledge of clinical ethics.

The Spectrum of Injured Patients: Update on Trauma & Burn Management

Thursday October 3, 2019 (5-8pm) & Friday, October 4, 2019
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Trauma is the leading cause of death for persons age 1-44 in the United States. As such, trauma systems are in place to advocate and provide an optimal environment for the care of injured patients across the continuum. This symposium will cover topics that related to the initial stabilization and management and long term acute care of the injured patient.

  • The learner will describe the initial priorities in the assessment and management of the critical injured patient.
  • The learner will describe interventions that can be utilized to both temporize or definitely treat patients with traumatic injuries
  • The learner will describe the advantages of the trauma system and its effect on patient outcomes.

Register Here or RSVP to

For room rentals call 455-5555 and reference the conference name.
Conference is free.



Joel Yuhas UCHealth South Region CEO/Christus St. Vincent Leadership

 8:10-8:45 John Bealer, MD (Pediatric Trauma)
 8:50-9:20 Thomas Strandness, MD (Pain Management) 
 9:25-9:55 Rochelle Flayter & Lana Martin
(New Grad intro to sick trauma pts Nurse focus) 
 9:55-10:15 Break
 10:15-11:00 Anne Wagner, MD (Burn/Frostbite)
 11:05-11:40 Thomas Schroeppel, MD (Wilderness Medicine)
 11:45-12:45 Lunch
 12:45-1:20 Jason Stoneback, MD (Limb Restoration)
 1:25-1:50 Jason Wild, MD (Pelvic Fractures)
 1:50-2:05 Break
 2:05-2:40 Franklin Wright, MD (Penetrating Trauma)
 2:45-3:20 Arek Wiktor, MD (BHO and Meth explosions) 
 3:20-3:30 Closing Remarks - Thomas Schroeppel, MD



These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS). CSVRMC is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center designates these live activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These programs are not receiving any financial support from any commercial interests.